The Counseling Center is a safe and respectful space where students and faculty can receive confidential and specialized psychological support regarding a wide range of issues. The Center aims to:

  • Support students who are facing personal or academic problems to successfully complete their studies
  • Help cultivate and refine academic and life skills necessary for personal and professional development
  • Provide insight into a student's own resources and empower self-care strategies
  • Help towards developing better employability skills and leading a fuller and richer student experience

Counseling Center Services

The Center's services are based upon a holistic health philosophy which addresses psychological difficulty through the right balance of mind, body and spirit, embracing the ancient Greek dictum "healthy mind in healthy body" (νους υγιής εν σώματι υγιή). The Center's services have been designed in the context of the cross-cultural identity of the institution and the recognition that its students represent a variety of ethnic, religious, cultural and sexual identities.

The Counseling Center’s services include:

  • Clinical Assessment
  • Individual Counselling
  • Psycho-educational group work
  • Career counselling
  • Crisis interventions

The Expressive Arts Lab

The Counseling Center’s Expressive Arts Lab is a safe, creative space that all members of the college community can use to express themselves. Participants can choose among a wide range of expressive media—from drawing, painting and charcoal sketching, to wood working, music, and poetry. Activities are facilitated by graduate interns under the supervision of Dr. Sax and the Counseling Center Coordinator, Dr. Maria Agorastou. All materials are provided by the Counseling Center.

Members of the community can experience the lab on their own or with a group of peers or colleagues. Appointments can be booked by emailing the Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is counselling? What can I expect?

Psychological counseling is available at the Counseling Center for all students and staff. An individual may participate in psychological counseling to discuss emotional difficulties or personal concerns related directly to academic, family, health, sexual or other matters. Cognitive-behavioral strategies are used to help students achieve their goals and derive maximum benefit from the college experience. 

Individual counseling may consist of one or two consultations or may involve a longer series of meetings during the academic year.  Students generally meet with a counselor once each week for approximately 50 minutes, depending on individual need as determined at the initial intake interview. 

Common concerns which students bring to counseling include: relationship difficulties, anxiety, low self-confidence, academic problems, adjustment problems, homesickness, career goals, substance abuse, depression, and lack of assertiveness. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals and develop active, short-term treatment solutions.