About the Counseling Center
What is Counseling?
Counseling is a process that helps people work out personal, academic, or vocational problems. The professional staff at the Counseling Center at Pace University is available to assist students, staff, and faculty in the resolution of these problems. Through this process, people often gain increased awareness, independence, and effectiveness in the pursuit of personal goals. These services are available free of charge to members of the Pace community.
How Does The Counseling Process Work?
Scheduling an appointment: Please call us or come in to make an initial appointment. You will be given an appointment within a reasonable time period. However, if you need to see someone sooner, please inform us and we will do our best to meet your needs. In addition, we have walk-in hours between 1:00 pm and 2:30pm each weekday during the academic year when students can also be seen for an initial appointment.
Initial Consultation and Evaluation: Your initial appointment(s) with a staff member are for the purposes of understanding and discussing the concerns that brought you in to the Counseling Center. Following this appointment, our recommendations to you may include: additional counseling sessions at the Counseling Center, referral to a Counseling Center group, or referral to a community agency, private practitioner, or consulting psychiatrist. These recommendations are based on your needs, as well as the availability of our staff. Sometimes, the staff member you see for ongoing sessions may not be the same person who met with you for your initial appointment.
Cancellations: If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you give us 24 hours notice and we will reschedule your appointment. If you do not notify us and do not keep your appointments, we may not be able to see you here. However, you will have an opportunity to speak to a staff member who can provide you with an appropriate referral.
Feedback: We welcome feedback on our delivery of services to you, both on an informal basis and formally through our periodic questionnaire.
For more information, please see our Guide to the Counseling Experience.
Meet The Staff
The Counseling Center’s policy on confidentiality is in accordance with the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association. All information shared with a staff member and all written materials remain confidential unless you authorize, in writing, that information be communicated to specific others. The staff member, however, may disclose information deemed necessary to protect you or others from imminent physical danger, in cases where child abuse is evident, or upon court order.
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