SEEK Wellness Services

Acutely aware that mental health and wellness are priorities during these socially distant times, the QC SEEK Program has developed Wellness Services to provide individual counseling, wellness workshops, and support groups for students.

Spring 2022 Hours of Operation:
  • Mondays - Fridays from 9 AM to 6 PM, by appointment
Note: Appointments will primarily be virtual, but in-person services are available upon request. 

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Individual Wellness

Interested in accessing counseling services? Complete the form below and a member of the Wellness Team will follow-up with you via email with instructions on how to schedule an appointment. 

Academic Success

If you’re a SEEK student currently on academic probation who needs to complete the academic success requirements, schedule your appointment with your assigned Wellness Team member (Amy Li or Rustum Ibrahim) HERE.

Wellness Workshops

Navigating life can be stressful (especially these days!). Join us for the SEEK Wellness Wednesdays when we will host workshops that are designed to help you figure out ways to navigate relationships, build healthy communication skills, and cope with problems that are outside of your control.

For the Spring 2022 semester, our wellness workshops will take place on the following Wednesdays during free hour (12:15 – 1:30 PM). Click the workshop titles below for a description and Zoom registration link!

Weekly Wellness Support Group

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For the Spring 2022 semester, our “Healthy Communication” wellness support group will take place weekly on Mondays from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, from March 7 to May 2. 

If you’re interested in participating in the group, be sure to attend our first group meeting where we will discuss what to expect from the group and whether it is a good fit for your personal goals.

Click the link below for a description and Zoom registration link!: 

Wellness Team

Dr. Allyson Regis

wellness coordinator

Dr. Cicely Rodway

wellness supervisor

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Rustum Ibrahim

wellness intern

Rustum is a 2nd year graduate student at The City College of New York in the Masters Program in Mental Health Counseling. He is from Queens, NY. He graduated from NYU with a bachelor’s in Applied Psychology and a masters from Teachers College, Columbia University with a major in Clinical Psychology. His clinical interests include a focus on anxiety, depression, and compulsions along with working to promote more equity, justice, and multiculturalism in mental health. He believes in therapy’s capacity to help people better understand themselves and their own potential. Rustum also enjoys all types of games, trivia, learning about different languages, and taking pictures of cats. 

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Amy Li

wellness intern

Amy is a 2nd year graduate student at City College of New York in the Mental Health Counseling program soon after graduating with a B.S. in Psychology on the same campus. She is from New York, NY, and is interested in working with clients of all ages in underserved communities. She believes that mental health is just as important as physical health and together both contribute to one’s whole wellness. She loves cats, polar bears, food, and watches TV and YouTube in her free time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few examples of situations/issues when counseling can be helpful:
  • Stress, anxiety, depression, etc.
  • Conflict with family (responsibilities at home, saying no to parents, etc.)
  • Conflict with friends or difficulty making friends
  • Romantic relationships (conflict with a partner, how to navigate dating or sex, etc.)
  • Academic concerns (stress, time management, etc.)
  • Self-care (e.g., sleep, exercise, negative thinking, etc.)
  • Coping with the pandemic
  • Concerns/questions related to race, gender, immigration status, socioeconomic status, etc.
  • Wanting a space to vent and figure things out
  • Not having other adults in your life who can help or whom you can talk to freely

Counseling or therapy is a private and confidential space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind or that you’re struggling with. Your Wellness Counselor is not an authority figure or an expert. They are there to listen to you and offer suggestions, but you will take the lead. You both will work together to come up with solutions that suit you best. Counseling involves change and growth and therefore, it requires effort and can often feel uncomfortable. However, it should also ultimately make it easier to face your challenges and help you feel better. Your Wellness Counselor should make you feel comfortable, safe, and not judged for anything. 

You don’t have to be struggling a lot or have a really big problem to seek counseling. Depending on what you’re dealing with and how much support you would like, you and your counselor can meet once a week, or more often if required. After your first appointment, you can decide if you would like to continue counseling.

This process can help you with:

  • managing stress
  • processing emotions
  • problem-solving
  • decision-making
  • goal-setting
  • changing habits or patterns
  • or simply having someone to talk to

At times, you may want to see someone more immediately to talk about something that’s happened or you may be on the fence about making an appointment. These drop-in hours are a space where you can sign on via Zoom and have a one-on-one, 20-minute conversation with a member of the Wellness Team. It’s quick, it’s confidential, and it gives you a chance to see what counseling might be like! 

This is on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be a wait to be let into the Zoom room if the Wellness Counselor is already speaking with someone else. In that case, you will have to patiently wait in the virtual waiting room and we will see you as soon as we can! Please note that drop-in hours are not a substitute for counseling and this service is not appropriate for emergency situations.

You can access the Crisis Text Line which is a free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text CUNY to 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Click HERE for more details on how it works & other frequently asked questions

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