Mental Health and Wellness Services strives to provide access to exemplary, culturally
sensitive mental health and wellness services and programming for all students. We
hope to foster a sense of warmth, acceptance, and safety through kind and compassionate
care. We work diligently to create a space where our diverse student body can feel
seen, heard, and understood; a space where diversity is supported, fostered, nurtured,
and celebrated. We do this through active listening, empathy, and gaining a deep understanding
of each student as an individual. With this knowledge, we then tailor our approach
in order to support each student’s goals within their own unique circumstances and
cultural context. The mission of our work is to support success and encourage academic,
personal, emotional, intellectual, and relational growth.
For students who may be experiencing psychological, emotional, social and/or behavioral
issues or who want or need additional support during their time at Suffolk County
Community College, we offer short term individual counseling, group counseling and
mental health and wellness programming by licensed mental health professionals. For
students who may need psychiatric or other specialized services, counselors can help
coordinate referral to appropriate community providers. Students can call or email
to schedule an appointment or to get information about group and other programming.
You can also follow us on Instagram @scccmentalhealth.
In addition to counseling support, students are also seen for crisis intervention
services. However, if a student is experiencing a psychological emergency that is
life threatening or involves imminent danger (risk of harm to self or others), contact
the Department of Public Safety at (631) 451-4242 and/or 9-1-1 for immediate assistance.
For wellness resources and upcoming events, please visit our SCCC CARES: Promoting Mindfulness and Well-being Libguide.
The tree featured in this photo is a Yoshino Cherry Tree, named the "Tree of
Hope," which was planted on the Ammerman Campus as part of the 2020 Tunnel of Oppression
& Hope Event. It stands as a testament to the resilience, truth, and hope that connects
Counseling services and records are confidential and are not part of your academic
record at Suffolk County Community College. Protecting the privacy of our students
is of the utmost importance to us and the students we serve.
*Note: Email is not a secure form of communication therefore confidentiality cannot be
assured. It should be used for scheduling purposes only.
All students enrolled in, and currently attending, credit bearing courses at SUNY
Suffolk are eligible for services.