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Counseling Center

Counseling Center  

Counseling Center
Room D102 | Phone 718 368 5975

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester! During distance learning, Counseling Center is open and will be  offering counseling remotely. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Please click on the links below to get more information.

If you are experiencing an emergency while on campus please contact Public Safety Office at 718-368-7777 or go to Room L 201.  

If you are off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room. ​


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What is the Counseling Center?

The Counseling Center at Kingsborough Community College offers free and confidential personal counseling services to all currently enrolled students.

This service is specifically geared to helping students with personal and emotional issues that are interfering with achieving their academic goals.

Appointments are required for individual counseling sessions with exceptions such as walk-in; crisis intervention, and emergency services for students who feel they need to be seen immediately. 

While we understand that college can be a time to have fun, make connections, learn and grow both personally and professionally, it can also be very stressful.  It takes personal strength to recognize that you might need help and it takes courage to ask for help.  Please know that you can come to us. 

Office Hours (Fall and Spring semesters):

Monday 9am-7pm

Tuesday 9am-7pm

Wednesday 9am-5pm

Thursday 9am-6pm

Friday 9am-5pm

What are some issues I can work on with a personal counselor?

  • Adjustment to college

  • Family problems

  • Depression / Anxiety

  • Self esteem

  • Stress

  • Grief

  • Relationship concerns

  • Trauma

  • Addiction

  • Anger / Conflict

What can I expect from counseling?

  • Confidentiality. 

Everything about student’s use of the Counseling Center is confidential except:

o   If we assess that you may be a danger to yourself or others.

o   If we assess that a child or elder is being abused, neglected or exploited.

o   If we are required to present records or information as part of a legal proceeding.

  • Someone who cares and listens to you in a safe, private and non-judgmental atmosphere.

  • Help in clarifying issues from an objective and caring counselor.

  • Learning healthy strategies to help you effectively cope with your situation.

  • Help in identifying your goals.

  • Sessions generally last 45 minutes and are held once a week.

What services are offered?

  • Presentations and consultations on crisis intervention stemming from students behavioral and emotional problems in class or on campus. Consultation services are in person or by phone.

How to schedule an appointment:

Phone or come to our office to schedule an appointment.  Your first appointment consists of an assessment.  The counselor will help you identify whether the Counseling Center or another office will be most helpful to you (e.g. individual counseling, one session only, or a referral to an off campus resource). If the goal is individual appointment, you and the intake counselor together will agree on a day and time for the individual counseling sessions. 

Counseling Center staff:

Jeanette Cruz – Counselor & Faculty/Staff Campus Outreach Coordinator

Nicole Taylor - Counselor

Joanna Agnello - Adjunct Counselor

Ursula Llamas - Adjunct Counselor

Rosa Tovar – Adjunct Counselor

Orsolya Varkonyi - Adjunct Counselor

Kathleen Pacilio - CUNY Office Assistant

Rosemarie Stender – College Assistant

Contact us:
Kingsborough Community College | Counseling Center | 2001 Oriental Boulevard | Room: D102 | Brooklyn, New York | Zip Code 11235

Phone and fax:
Phone 718 368 5975 | Fax 718 368 5057