Work through personal concerns, gain self-awareness, and develop strategies to meet your personal goals and maintain your mental health.
The Counseling Center
The Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental setting where students can work through personal concerns, gain self-awareness, and develop strategies to achieve personal goals. The Counseling Center exists to assist students in maintaining their optimum level of health and wellness. Our counseling philosophy takes a holistic approach, focusing on the emotional, physical, academic, social and spiritual growth of each student. Counseling is available to all students free of charge. All files are confidential and not a part of a student’s educational record.
The King’s College Counseling Center partners with Mental Health Screening to offer free and anonymous online screenings for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. This tool takes only a few minutes to complete and can help you decide if you might benefit from meeting with one of our staff counselors or another mental health provider.
Why Seek Counseling?
There is no concern too insignificant to explore in counseling. Common symptoms that may indicate a need for counseling are:
Disruption to Your Eating and/or Sleeping Patterns
Excessive Drinking Anger Outbursts
Feeling Helpless or Hopeless
Dramatic Mood Swings
Extreme Anxiety, Fear or Depression
Poor Performance At School or Work
Past or Present Physical, Sexual, or Emotional Abuse
Extreme Emotional Reactions
Crisis or Stressful Events, Like a Death in the Family, Divorce, or a Break-up
A one-on-one meeting with a trained therapist provides individual care to allow you to explore your personal thoughts, feelings, and challenges in a private setting.
Group interactions provide an opportunity to build relationships, gain specific skills and strategies to meet personal goals, explore areas that present personal challenges, and gain support and encouragement from others.
If your counseling needs exceed the scope of the Center’s short term counseling focus, your counselor will assist you in obtaining private therapy through a referral. While the cost of such therapy is not included in your student fees, most off-campus counseling centers offer a sliding fee scale for students. Health insurance plans may also reimburse part of the cost of private therapy. A student may need referrals due to:
- Prior history of hospitalizations
- Prior history of long-term treatment
- Chronic suicidality and/or self-injury behaviors
- Presence of significant drug and/or alcohol problems
- Presence of a significant eating disorder
Esther Jhun, LMHC
Esther has an array of experience in mental health therapy including years of experience working with student populations at Nyack College (Manhattan). Additionally, she has worked with marginalized and mentally ill patients at a treatment program in Far Rockaway, New York, and with individual clients in private counseling practices.About Esther
All therapeutic services at The King’s College Counseling Center are strictly confidential. This means that nothing students share with a therapist is revealed to anyone outside of the Counseling Center without the student’s permission.
Make an Appointment
Schedule an appointment by emailing us your available days and times. The Counseling Center is open by appointment on weekdays (Monday-Friday) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except in the summer or on days when there are no classes on campus. You can expect a response within one business day.