The mission of the office of counseling and wellness (OCW) is to support the students of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in their personal, academic and career endeavors by providing counseling services. All matriculated students, including undergraduate and graduate students, are eligible for direct services which include crisis intervention, short-term individual and couples counseling, support group services and community referrals from a licensed clinician. OCW is dedicated to promoting the overall health and emotional well-being of Vaughn students through educational outreach events, preventative and supportive counseling and referral services. We provide consultation services to faculty, staff and student organizations.
The office of counseling and wellness seeks to promote and provide an environment of inclusion. We recognize, respect and celebrate all facets of diversity including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, culture, socioeconomic status and ability levels that make each person unique. We are committed to welcoming and embracing our diverse Vaughn College community with respect and dignity.
The office of counseling and wellness believes that good mental health is the cornerstone of personal, academic and career success. Its aim is to support the learning environment of the College by providing mental health services, outreach programming for students and consultative services regarding student concerns to faculty and staff.
Additionally, the office of counseling and wellness is available to provide student groups and organizations psycho-educational presentations, programs and workshops that can help to enhance and educate their members about issues related to emotional health and wellness.
Calendar of Events
Students can access a monthly calendar of events for the fall semester on the Vaughn homepage to allow students to plan ahead for events.
The office of counseling and wellness offers free and confidential counseling services throughout the school year.
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Mental Health Screenings and Assessments
Health and Wellness Events
Check with the office of counseling and wellness for a schedule of events for the following activities:
- Women's Health Fair
- Heart Healthy Workshop
- Yoga Class
- Meditation Class
- Art Therapy
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These workshops are offered through the office of counseling and wellness. Please contact the office if you would like to request one of these workshops for your class or student organization.
- Time Management
- Stress Management
- Adjusting to College Life
- Alcohol and Drug Workshops
- Improving Your Sleep
For Faculty and Staff
If you determine that a student would benefit from professional counseling services, share your direct concerns and observations with the student and make a recommendation to the student about seeking services at the office of counseling and wellness. In emergency situations involving students who are unwilling or unable to seek help on their own, faculty or staff members may call the office of counseling and wellness directly at ext. 350. The refferal form can be accessed here.
If you are concerned:
- About suicidal thoughts or comments, or any other urgent mental health matter;
- That you or another student requires immediate medical attention (e.g. taking pills, cutting, etc.);
- About a threat to you or someone else, including relationship violence:
Immediately call the office of counseling and wellness at 718-429-6600, ext. 350 or visit the office of counseling and wellness in room 106. After 5 p.m. on weekdays or on weekends, call the security office at 718-429-6600, ext. 130 (main campus) or ext. 300 (residence hall).
OFFICE OF COUNSELING AND WELLNESS
Location: Room 106
Fall/Spring Office Hours:
Monday, Thursday and Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dr. Dinelly Holder
Director of Counseling and Wellness
BA, Hunter College; MS, Ed., Hunter College, City University of New York; Ph.D., Capella University
Licensure/Certification: Licensed Clinician
Languages Spoken: English
The Office of Counseling and Wellness
718-429-6600, ext. 350
The Office of Student Affairs
718-429-6600, ext. 221
718-429-6600, ext. 130 (main campus)
718-429-6600, ext. 300 (residence hall)
New York City Police Department (NYPD)