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Counseling Center

Counseling Services

Individual and Group Counseling

The Counseling Center Staff is available to discuss any personal or emotional difficulties in complete confidentiality. Services include individual and group counseling and range from counseling for personal and professional problems to crisis intervention. The concerns that students discuss with us include relationship and family issues, roommate problems, drug or alcohol use, self-esteem, and problems with eating, to name a few.

Educational Counseling

Educational counseling helps people strengthen skills needed to succeed in the classroom. Counseling Center staff offer expertise in the areas of study skills, time-management, test-taking strategies and stress-management techniques.

Vocational Counseling

Vocational Counseling can help people appraise their interests, attitudes, and personality traits. The Counseling Center staff frequently use tests to reveal these characteristics. By gaining self awareness, people become better equipped to make decisions vital to their educational and professional future. This may include decisions about what major or future career to choose.

Psychological Assessment

Psychological assessment can help provide insight about an individual’s personality characteristics and can help clarify therapeutic goals. Counseling center staff provide psychological assessment to help determine appropriate counseling treatment and/or as an adjunct to ongoing counseling.

If you are concerned that ADHD or a learning disability may be interfering with your academic success, we can provide you with a referral to an outside practitioner or agency for evaluation. Pace University does not offer ADHD or learning disability assessments. If you have further questions about disability issues, go to Resources and Support Services for Students with Disabilities.

Referrals to Community and Other Programs

When students are evaluated at the Counseling Services, it is sometimes felt that they would benefit most from referral to resources in the community. This referral may be to a more specialized program at a hospital or clinic or to a therapist in private practice. Our referral list is extensive and offers students a wide range of services which are of high quality and affordable.

Once a student has been referred to an outside resource, we suggest that they reconnect with the Counseling Services once they have contacted the referral. At that time, we encourage students to provide us with feedback about their experience. If the referral does not seem to be a good fit, then we will be more than happy to meet with the student again to provide them with more resources.