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Individual counseling is performed by a licensed mental health provider or a supervised Graduate level clinician. You can have 6-12 short-term sessions either in person or virtually through a confidential video conference platform. During this time, your provider will use different therapeutic modalities to help you accomplish your individual goals.
If you are in psychological crisis please call 911 or go to the local emergency room.
Help 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741-741
The following is a Mental Health tool. It is not intended for diagnosis and/or treatment. It is for educational purposes ONLY.
In addition to our clinical services, we will also be initiating an ongoing HEALTH AND WELLNESS program throughout the year. Please periodically check the HEALTH AND WELLNESS section of this website for upcoming activities such as: Wellness Fairs, and other providers’ highlights.
The following are examples of support groups and workshops the college provides to both students and staff:
You will work with the Mental health Counselor on a plan to address your needs and we will provide referrals either within the college or the community. We have connections with medical providers.
Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center is available to conduct outreach, consultation, and preventative programs for Hudson County Community College faculty, staff, and students with sufficient notice (minimum 3 weeks). Additionally, we offer workshops, presentations, tabling, and participation in campus-wide events.
If you feel your student organization, class, or faculty/staff community would benefit from such programs, please complete the following on-line outreach request form.
Fordham University's Social Work Program
Fordham University’s Social Work program prepares students to engage effectively across all areas of social work throughout their career. Fordham has developed a future-focused curriculum that provides students with the tools and skills that are grounded in theory and ethics. Our curriculum is designed to transform students into a highly competent, integrated practitioner who has the tools to succeed in every setting.
Montclair State University’s Master Social Work Program
The Montclair State University MSW program prepares leaders in social work practice with children, youth and families in a diverse local and global society. The program aims to prepare advanced practitioners to provide a range of clinical and advocacy services to vulnerable children, adolescents and their families. Graduates will promote the well-being and functioning of their clients by engaging in ethical, culturally-competent and evidence-informed practice, and by demonstrating a strong commitment to social/economic justice.
NJCU Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program gives students the knowledge and skills to succeed in the social work field. The BSW program will prepare students for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The BSW program emphasizes social justice for underserved and/or vulnerable populations. Students who obtain the BSW degree may apply for a Certification in Social Work with the State of New Jersey.
NYU Silver offers training in clinical social work which includes a focus on direct practice with individuals, families and groups. The core mission is service for and empowerment of those who are most vulnerable, marginalized, othered, and excluded. With a strong commitment to social justice and emphasis on research, the Silver School offers degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels.
Rutgers University School of Social Work
Rutgers University School of Social Work, NJ, is one of the largest social work programs in the nation. It is ranked in the top three undergraduate programs in the US. It provides 1000+ diverse field placements locally and worldwide, thanks to partnerships with public agencies, local nonprofit organizations, foundations and socially active corporations. Six active centers and institutes engaged in research, teaching, and public service on issues related to families, addiction, and domestic violence. Wide-range of faculty research including the development of evidence-based screening and intervention tools, comprehensive assessment of child-welfare involved youth, and the creation of data hubs to monitor human services professionals.
"The social work curriculum along with the internship helped me to gain skills in the field and excel in my undergraduate and graduate studies. I loved my time at HCCC so much that I came back to do my graduate internship with the Mental Health Counseling and Wellness and was able to see how much the staff and faculty care for their students."
"I have a passion and a background in physical fitness and through my own healing, my interest in learning more about how psychology, philosophy, and physical fitness can mesh together, and a desire to have more clinical, professional, ethical, and therapeutic relationships with my clients, I realized NYU’s MSW program would align nicely."
CONFIDENTIALITY: Rights to privacy and confidentiality are taken seriously. Communications between the counselor and student are privileged, confidential, and safeguarded by our staff. Counseling records do not become part of educational history. Counseling information is not released to anyone outside of the Counseling Center without a student's written permission. We will not release your records unless we have written consent. However, there are four exceptions to confidentiality: (1) Imminent harm to yourself, (2) Imminent harm to others or property, (3) Abuse of children, the elderly, or the disabled, and (4) Staff consultation and supervision.