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Student Counseling

Welcome to Student Counseling Services

The mission of Student Counseling Services is to provide quality mental health interventions that enhance wellbeing and offer students a more meaningful and successful college experience. Collaborative partnerships are developed to assist students in making essential connections within the Division of Student Affairs and greater university community. Individual and group counseling is available to students who are having difficulty with emotional, behavioral, academic, or adjustment concerns. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals and develop active, short-term treatment solutions.

Confidentiality Policy

All services are provided in a confidential and professional atmosphere. Student Counseling Services takes every reasonable precaution to protect the privacy of clients. The identity of those using our services, along with personally identifiable disclosures made in the course of the counseling relationship, is regarded as confidential. Information is not shared with parties outside Student Counseling Services without the expressed written consent of the client, or where law, regulations or emergency situations require it.

Diversity Statement

The staff at Student Counseling Services is committed to the affirmation of diversity in all of our endeavors. We recognize that differing ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious affiliations, ages, genders and abilities are important aspects of students' identities. Student Counseling Services appreciates the full range of diversity within the Hofstra community and we are committed to creating an environment of acceptance, respect and sensitivity for all Hofstra students.

Hofstra University’s Division of Student Affairs is honored to be one of 18 divisions nationally on the 2017 list of "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs", produced by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at Ohio State Univeristy, American College Personnel Association, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This is the second consecutive year of being named to this prestigious list.

Hofstra University's Diversity Mission Statement

Hofstra University
Student Health and Counseling Center
Wellness and Campus Living Center
250 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Located on the north side of Hempstead Turnpike at the Hofstra Boulevard entrance.

Student Counseling Staff
Call (516) 463-6745 After Hours Crisis Call: (516) 463-6789


Dear Hofstra Community Members,

We at Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACC) are truly grateful for the many voices that joined together recently to create a focus on counseling support on our campus. Discussions have yielded useful and important recommendations for ways to best connect students with information and resources. Based on these conversations it is clear that we need to distribute information that is reflective of the services we provide. While, Student Counseling Services is not established to offer primary care, or long term treatment, it is important to note the following:

    - Any student who identifies an emergent concern will be seen promptly by a counselor for evaluation.
    - No student will ever be turned away or charged a fee for urgent consultation support.
    - All counseling groups are offered each semester at no cost. There are no limits to the number of group counseling sessions that students may attend.
    - On-call counselors are available to respond to urgent counseling concerns on campus at all times when the office is not open.
    - Fee waivers for counseling are often granted in consultation with the counselor.

Our counseling staff are dedicated and caring professionals who are genuinely concerned with the wellbeing of our students. We encourage any student in need of support to visit our office, go to the website, or call to learn more about services available to them as Hofstra University students.

Home Away from Home Workshop Series: Connect with others while engaging in discussion about culture and diversity. Make friends, de-stress, and gain skills to navigate college life in America!

Fridays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
2/16 –Living in Different Rhythms
3/2 – Making Friends and Dating
3/9 – Building Resilience
3/16 – Mindfulness and Positivity

Location: Roosevelt Hall, Room 202

For more information, contact Henry Zhu at henry.zhu@hofstra.edu or call the Student Health and Counseling Center at 516-463-6745.