The personal counseling center can customize each workshop to fit student needs and time allotment. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop please contact the personal counseling center directly at (716) 829-7819
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Learn how stress can either be motivational or detrimental. In this workshop, we discuss where stress shows up in our lives and how, unmanaged, it can manifest as anxiety. Participants will learn to determine what component(s) of life are affected, how to address these and minimize the chance of feeling overwhelmed.
What does self-care mean? Participants will take a survey to determine how well they are taking care of self in different dimensions of life – physical body, relationships, fun and relaxation, physical environment, emotional health, and spirituality. Each individual will leave the workshop with a self-care plan to improve one specific area of their life.
Why do we do what we do? Behave the way we behave? Respond to things the way we do? Like the people/places/things we like? Why are we attracted to some people and turned off by others? This workshop will explain different personality styles and traits, and participants will complete an assessment to determine their unique personality style. When time permits, interactions between different personality styles will be explored.
Does it feel like there's never enough time to get things done? Are you a procrastinator? This presentation will review your time management habits and patterns, and share techniques to help you improve the way you manage your time.
Humor and Wellness
"Laughter is the language of the soul." Pablo Neruda. Have fun with us and recognize the extreme benefits of laughter and light-heartedness. Seeking wellness is vital in stressful and intense environments.
Presented in an experiential format, participants in this workshop will learn and practice various techniques for relaxation and well-being.
Mental Health Awareness
Various mental health topics can be presented in assorted formats – discussion only, movies and discussion, case studies and discussion.
A Listening Ear - For students of Diversity
This presentation is geared towards students of color, minority students and international students. The presenter opens a discussion about the many challenges students can experience in addition to the college work load. Issues that will be discussed:
- Campus climate (culture shock)
- Differing methods of communication (tone of speech, language used, bilingual)
- Social and Academic integration (methods to bridge gap in residence halls and classrooms)
- Financial Aid/Income (For many low-income and minority students, enrollment and academic persistence are driven by availability of financial aid and financial security.)
- Pressure/Significance of degree attainment (First generation college students, the social-psychological factors which affect academic achievement).
Throughout the discussion the presenter will provide strategies to motivate students to overcome life obstacles and work towards achieving their goals
Personal Counseling Center
Campus location: Marguerite Hall, 1st FL
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Evening Hours by Appointment
Phone: (716) 829-7819
Kim Zittel, LMHC, NCC
Director, Personal Counseling Center
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Erin M. Moss, MA, LMHC-P
Mental Health Counselor
Isabel Molina, APRN BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Our campus ministers are available for spiritual counseling and support
The D'Youville College Health Center provides information, health counseling, and emergency treatment.
If you know a student who seems to be in trouble or may potentially harm themselves, report it to the Students of Concern Committee.
D'Youville's Disability Services Office can find you the resources you need for academic success.