The mission of the Office of Personal Counseling is to assist students with emotional, developmental or psychological concerns that may be interfering with their personal and academic growth. We provide free, confidential, short-term counseling to help students find healthy ways to cope with college and life stressors in order to enhance their personal growth and support their academic focus at Bronx Community College. All students are treated with respect and are seen as individuals with unique strengths. Our services are free and confidential.

We are also a liaison to the community, linking appropriate students to more intensive and longer term services as needed. We are committed to supporting the faculty and staff in the identification of students who may benefit from our services and then reaching out to those students in need. We provide educational programming to the campus community and work to emphasize wellness and prevention in our outreach efforts.

Our Services

  • Brief individual counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Groups and workshops
  • Referral to services within Bronx Community College (e.g., academic advisement, career services, tutoring, health services, student life etc.) and to mental health and social services in the community.
  • Consultations to faculty and staff regarding students of concern

Confidentiality

We offer confidential counseling services and take every reasonable precaution to protect the privacy of clients. Confidential information will not be shared with anyone outside of personal counseling without your express (usually written) consent, except under conditions involving the potential for serious physical harm to yourself or other individuals, child or senior abuse or any other legal mandate.

Contact Us

Office of Personal Counseling

Loew Hall, Room 430

Phone: 718-289-5223

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (call for evening hours)

Contact:

Vasiliki “Vicki” Torres
Director
718-289-5100 x3222

Workshops

OPC staff are available to provide workshops and classroom presentations on a variety of mental health topics. Call us if you are interested in scheduling a visit or learning more.

718-289-5223

Special Programs

The OPC houses two special programs. Ask us if you would like more information about these programs.

Safe Space – Faculty, staff and students are trained semi-annually on the needs of LGBTQIA students. Trained allies post a Safe Space sticker or wear a Safe Space bracelet to indicate a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students.

Get PSyCh’D – BCC students pursuing careers in the mental health fields are trained to provide mental health information to other BCC students. Get PSyCh’D peers are available to do brief classroom presentations on mental health topics. Call us if you are interested in scheduling a visit or learning more.

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