Hellenic American College Counseling Center

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

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.

All services are provided in a confidential and professional atmosphere.  The Center will take every reasonable precaution to protect the privacy of clients.  The identity of those using our services, along with the personally identifiable disclosures made in the course of the counseling relationship, will be regarded as confidential. 

Information will not be shared with parties outside the Center without the expressed written consent of the client, except where law, regulations, or life-threatening situations require it. If you are referred to the Counseling Center by your mentor/professor, they will only receive confirmation that you have made contact with us; no further disclosures will be made regarding the issues that you will discuss with your counselor. Please feel free to discuss confidentiality issues with your counselor during your first appointment.

Our services are located at 10 Massalias Street, close enough to your classes but in a quiet building away from the usual hustle of the College.
During the academic semester, the Counseling Center is open during most days of the working week. To obtain further information or to arrange an appointment, Student Counseling Services may be reached by telephone at: 210 3680978 or email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crisis is defined as an emergency situation where you feel that you are capable of doing serious harm to yourself or others. Staff at UCC are trained to respond to psychological emergencies and to help you be safe during a time of crisis. It is important to book an appointment to see a counselor early on when you begin to struggle in order to get appropriate help.

Please bear in mind that currently the Hellenic American College Counseling Center does not run an emergency crisis service. which means that staff are available only on specific days and at specific times but not 24/7. During your appointment though, the Center’s staff will assist you in identifying sources of support in the community (outside the Counseling Center) if necessary.

Group sessions provide a modality for meeting the needs of an individual in a group setting.  Group members come together for psycho-educational meetings on a variety of subjects. The group format generally involves 90-minute sessions with 6-10 members who come together once each week.

Themes which can be the focus of group counseling include unhealthy eating, stress management, body image, bereavement, LGBT, communication in relationship, etc. At the beginning of each academic term, check the website for information on the groups available. Group participation is voluntary and confidential for all students.

Counseling services are administered by postgraduate clinical psychology trainees in the 2nd year of their training.  Each trainee is provided with ongoing supervision from a professional in order to ensure the quality of their clinical work.
To schedule an appointment, contact us by phone or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. During opening hours you can also drop in and make an appointment in person.
The Counseling Center, together with the Psychology Department, organizes a number of community awareness talks and workshops on a range of topics throughout the academic year. Information becomes available on our website as soon as dates and presenters are confirmed.