Student Development and Campus Life

Counseling and Wellness

All About Counseling

Berkeley College values its students and is committed to providing resources and support for the “whole student.” Our counseling services exist to collaborate with faculty and staff to maintain student wellness and facilitate student success. We approach each individual holistically, helping each student achieve a healthy balance in his or her many life roles and assisting in the successful transition into college and through graduation. Counseling services are offered at all on-site and online campuses. Call or stop by to schedule an appointment.

Services for Students

Supportive counseling services are available to help students:

  • Clarify goals
  • Learn to make effective life choices
  • Overcome problems
  • Achieve more satisfying relationships
  • Improve academic performance

At no additional cost, students can meet with trained counselors in a safe and confidential environment. No record of counseling is maintained in students’ academic files.

 

Reasons Students Seek Counseling

Students seek out Counseling Services for a variety of reasons. The most common include:

  • Adjustment concerns
  • Anxiety (excess worry or panic)
  • Career uncertainty or exploration
  • Cultural differences and adjustment
  • Crisis or emergency situations
  • Depression, loneliness, or sadness
  • Eating disorders
  • Family difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBT issues
  • Managing conflict or anger
  • Sexual harassment or assault
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, smoking)
  • Stress
  • Violence (physical, sexual, verbal)
  • Disability support

 

Confidentiality

CONFIDENTIALITY

All interactions with Counseling Services are confidential. No record of counseling is contained in any academic or job placement file. You may request in writing that the counseling staff release specific information to a third party.

EXCEPTIONS TO CONFIDENTIALITY

  • A counselor may consult with other Student Development counselors to provide the best possible care. These consultations are for professional and training purposes.
  • A counselor believes that the individual may harm himself/herself, another person, or school property; break the law; or violate Berkeley College policies.
  • A counselor suspects that a person under the age of 18 or an elder is being abused.

 

 

Contact Information

BROOKLYN
Nedjyne Levy, Personal Counselor
718-637-8600 ext. 4676
NDL@BerkeleyCollege.edu

DOVER
Sheri Burkat, Personal Counselor
973-546-0123 ext. 5653
Sheri-Burkat@BerkeleyCollege.edu

NYC MIDTOWN
Adam Rosen, Director of Personal Counseling
212-986-4343 ext. 4216
AMR@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Patricia Ductan, Personal Counselor
212-986-4343 ext. 4217
Patricia-Ductan@BerkeleyCollege.edu

NEWARK
Amanda Frey, Personal Counselor
973-642-3888 ext. 6183
AJF@BerkeleyCollege.edu

ONLINE
Katherine Wu, Personal Counselor
973-405-2111 ext. 1394
KNW@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Santa Rock, Personal Counselor
973-405-2111 ext. 6402
SGR@BerkeleyCollege.edu

PARAMUS
Santa Rock, Personal Counselor
973-405-2111 ext. 6402
SGR@BerkeleyCollege.edu

WHITE PLAINS
Kathryn Hamilton, Personal Counselor
914-694-1122 ext. 3309
Kathryn-Hamilton@BerkeleyCollege.edu

WOODBRIDGE
Greg Ieraci, Personal Counselor
732-750-1800 ext. 2331
GRI@BerkeleyCollege.edu

WOODLAND PARK
Sandra Coppola, Senior Director of Personal Counseling
973-278-5400 ext. 1320
SEC@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Nancy Stecker Purohit, Personal Counselor
973-278-5400 ext. 1375
NYS@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

Wellness Programs

Check out your campus calendar of events for our wellness programs. Programs include:

  • REAL Talk (honest talk about difficult topics)
  • Wellness Fairs (massage therapist, aromatherapy, Ask the Sexpert, substance use information, healthy eating)
  • The Clothesline Project (a visual display of T-shirts that bears witness to violence against women)
  • The Hope Quilt for victims of violence

 

 

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