Alliance University Counseling Center

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Throughout the week of finals, AUCC counselors will be available at our ‘Stable Table’ with activities to help de-stress! Please stop by if you’d like to post a prayer on our prayer wall, for art activities, games, to chat with a counselor, and more! Our goal is yo help you get through finals feeling calm and confident! 🙌🏼💪🏼

See you there!

*see flyer for more details or dm/email us with questions


Throughout the week of finals, AUCC counselors will be available at our ‘Stable Table’ with activities to help de-stress! Please stop by if you’d like to post a prayer on our prayer wall, for art activities, games, or to chat with a counselor! Our goal is for you to make it through finals feeling calm and confident!

See you there!

*see flyer for more details and dm us or email us at [email protected] for questions

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 12/09/2022

TGIF! Here is our last Staff Spotlight of the semester! 💜

Hi everyone! My name is Eliza Gloragille. I started my journey with Alliance University in 2020. I wanted to be a Pediatrician from the young age of 8. However, half way through my Pre-Med track in undergrad, God changed my plans and moved me to counseling. As humans tend to be, I was very stubborn and didn’t want to move over to the plans God had in store for me. Eventually I got inline with His plans and my love for counseling was birthed! Over the years, my love of speaking and helping individuals as much as I can grew exponentially! I found such joy in speaking with others and nurturing the hurts and pains we go through in this life. Being a counselor here at Alliance is one of the greatest honors bestowed upon me while at Alliance. It is such an honor to walk with you all through the many different journeys that are present here in alliance!

My personal goals in counseling are to provide a safe and comforting space for everyone who walks in through the doors and to walk with my clients through the various journeys they take in life. You are welcomed here! I can’t wait to continue to work with my clients as well as meet new ones as they come along!! It’s such an honor to be included in your lives and I do not take it for granted, thank you so much!!!
Thank you for all your hard work, Eliza!

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 12/02/2022

Happy December everyone! ❄️

As the semester is nearing its end and deadlines and finals are quickly approaching, AUCC would like to share an important topic, Self-Care. Self-Care is often thrown to the wayside in the midst of stress and busy schedules. However, it has been shown to not only promote emotional health but also limit stress, improve concentration and keep us grounded in the midst of all of the busyness we experience.

Let’s start off the last month of the semester strong and talk about ways that practicing self-care can benefit you, even during this busy season.

post cred: Peter Maldonado, MHC Extern


Happy Thanksgiving from AUCC!

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 11/18/2022

Happy Friday-before-break everyone! We’d like to introduce another one of our counselors! 💙

Hello, my name is Lea Cadet. I started my Alliance University journey in the Fall of 2019. After transferring from Mercy College’s Counseling Program, I took the leap of faith to join the AGSC program. This was one of the best decisions I have made. I have grown throughout my experience at Alliance, and I am thankful for my time here. I was blessed with the opportunity to be a counselor at Alliance University Counseling Center. I am enjoying my role and love serving the community of students.

My goal for counseling is to provide a safe space for my clients while walking alongside them as they go through their process within the counseling experience in order to heal and grow.

Grateful for all you do, Lea! 💙🙌🏼


The end of the semester, as well as the end of the year (where did 2022 go?! 😱), is quickly approaching!

Are you feeling stressed about school and finals? Anxiety about seeing family over the holidays? Is end-of-year related stress leaving you feeling burnt out? We want to help!

Join us for our next Wellness Wednesday event on November 30 for our virtual webinar on caring for yourself after burnout.

See you then!

*Link for zoom room will be in bio closer to the event.

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 10/28/2022

“Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.”

- Lauren Fogel Mersey, n.d

Not every mental health issue requires a diagnosis. Although this is a subcategory of a diagnosis the condition is still unknown and specific to each individual. At AUCC, we believe that each person comes into the counseling services with their own unique story. Our goal is to take the time to hear those unique stories, remain humble, and have a fresh curiosity for each person.

While mental health diagnoses are important in bringing clarity for those who are suffering, it is also important to understand that a person’s individual experience cannot be reduced to a diagnosis. Our counselors aim to provide the best care based on the unique background and experience of each person.

Quick check-in: What are you feeling right now and why?
post cred: Felicita Johnson, MHC Intern

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 10/21/2022

Happy Friday, everyone! Excited to share with you all our very first Staff Spotlight of the year!

Hello, my name is Felicita Marie Johnson. I joined the Alliance community in the summer of 2011. Since I started Alliance University, formerly Nyack College, in 2011, the Rockland campus was my home away from home. From years 2013 to 2018, I served on the Residence Life team and grew a deep connection with the community. In 2019, I returned with the recognition that much of who I am today was shaped by the leadership, the values and professors at Alliance. After finding my passion in counseling I knew that the community I wanted to serve was the community that supported me during my worst and my best. As I return with a new role of a counselor, I relish the thought of giving to the students a support system that I received.

My personal goal for counseling is to empower and strengthen self-love within individuals, through a holistic approach by focusing on each person's values, health, and well-being. Providing individuals with strategies and resources that can self-sustain them to effortlessly implement holistic healthy routines in the mind and body is a goal of mine by the end of our time together.

I look forward to continuing to learn more about and serve the AU community.

We love you, Felicita! 🥰


🚨Wellness Wednesday Alert!!🚨

Winter is quickly approaching, and about 2-3 minutes of daylight is lost each day throughout the months of September and October. As the days get shorter, you may be finding yourself struggling to feel motivated and feeling down. This time of year can be challenging for our mental health for so many of us!

Join us next Wednesday, October 26th, as our counselor, Felicita, and Nurse Lateisha Beasley explore the winter blues through a holistic perspective.
*Zoom info on flyer!

Hope to see you there!


Next Sunday, October 23rd, Alliance University Counseling Center will be joining the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention for their annual “Out of the Darkness” community walks.

Su***de is the 12th leading cause of death in the US, and there were approximately 1.2 million su***de attempts in 2020 alone.* We believe that with advocacy, support, and awareness, su***de can be prevented. If you or a loved one have struggled with thoughts of su***de, please consider walking with us as we join many others in the fight for su***de awareness and prevention!

To register for the walk, please use the link in our bio and click ‘Join Our Team.’ If you are unable to make it, please consider donating directly to AFSP!
We hope to see you there!

*visit for more info/statistics
***deawareness ***deprevention

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 10/03/2022

ICYMI: Here are some highlights of our first Wellness Wednesday event of the year! If you missed it, a recording of the event will be available very soon! Ask your counselor or email us at [email protected].


Starting this Friday, 9/30, the counseling center will be offering a support group facilitated by our director, Maggie Labocki!

If this support group sounds like something you’d be interested in or you have any questions about it, please email us at [email protected] for more info.

We hope to see you there!


Wellness Wednesdays are back! 🥳

We’re kicking off the year with a webinar on tips for stressing less this semester. Sound like something you might need? 🫠

Join us next Wednesday, 9/21, at 7pm via Zoom (info on flyer) for our first event of the school year!


Welcome to Fall ‘22! 🍂🍁

The Alliance University Counseling Center is now open for sign-ups! If you’re interested in receiving counseling this semester or have any questions about our services, feel free to email [email protected]!

We are looking forward to meeting you! 🥰



We are now the ALLIANCE UNIVERSITY Counseling Center!! Please join us as we celebrate our new name and new beginnings as Alliance University!

The best is yet to come!

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 05/27/2022

Happy End-of-May! 💚

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While counseling is a wonderful way to address your mental health concerns, NCCC would like to emphasize the importance of small, daily changes that could greatly improve your mental health!

Swipe through our post to see four practical ways to be intentional about your mental health this summer! 💚💖


Congratulations Graduates!!!

We are counting down the days! 🥳 After two years of virtual celebrations, Commencement will be held in person for all graduates at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, NY! 🎓 It will also be livestreamed on Nyack’s YouTube and Facebook Live platforms. 💻


Happy end-of-semester! For those who live or will be in NJ/NY, summer counseling sessions we be starting soon! Email [email protected] to sign up for summer sessions which will be from May 11th to June 29th! 💜


Special Staff Spotlight! As the school year comes to an end, we would like to give a special shout out and thank you to our extern, Katherine Kirby, and our supervisor/clinical director, Maggie Labocki!
Congratulations to Katherine for completing your externship here at NCCC! We are so excited for you and the journey ahead of you! Thank you for all that you have done for Nyack College student body and our counseling center.
Thank you Maggie for how you’ve guided us throughout this past year and your grace throughout this process. We have learned so much from you and are incredibly grateful for all that you’ve done and continue to do for us!

We love and appreciate both of you! 🥰

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of working with/interacting with Katherine and/or Maggie, please leave some warm words of encouragement in the comments below!


With finals week fast approaching, you might be feeling discouraged, uncertain, or feel like there is no end in sight. We hear you. That's why the Nyack College Counseling Center has decided to put this event together allowing you to destress from your responsibilities and refresh your mindset to finish the year on good terms.

Join us as we take the time out of our schedules to stretch, sketch, play games, and more.


Nyack Students, in light of this morning’s events in Brooklyn, the NCCC would like to hold a safe space for you to process. Please join us virtually tonight as we support one another and discuss ways we can cope and feel safe during this time.

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 04/08/2022

Meet our last (but certainly not least!) intern, Brittney! 💙

Hi everyone! My name is Brittney Cruz and I'm currently finishing up my internship at the Nyack College Counseling Center. I completed my BA in Psychology at Nyack's undergraduate program and will be graduating with my MA in Mental Health Counseling from AGSC. I am a native New Yorker and am of Puerto Rican descent.

I love to bake, dance, and play games. I love all things creative from illustrative art to photography to sculpting. My favorite painting medium is oil paints.
Much like an oil painting, working towards mental health requires time, love, and patience.

I believe that God has given me the honor of being able to meet people where they are and walk with them through their process and in that process, a masterpiece is being formed.

Yes! We love you, Brittney! 🙌🏼💙


New Wellness Wednesday Event coming up on April 6th! Join Shirley and Professor Park as they talk about what loving one another through pain and peace looks like. They’ll also be sharing tips on healthy conflict resolution!
Email [email protected] for the link to this event or as your counselor! We’ll see you there 🥰

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 03/28/2022

As final exams, papers, and the semester end approaches, we are here to help! Swipe through for tips to relieve stress and finish the semester strong. Email [email protected] for information on the Relief in Art and the Holistic Wellness groups as well as upcoming Nyack College Counseling Center events.


Have you met Nurse Lateisha Beasley? If not, stop by The Wellness Cafe on March 29th on the 20th Fl. to meet her and learn about different kinds of teas and how they benefit our bodies!
In our most recent Wellness Wednesday event, Nurse Beasley and Neh taught us about the mind&body connection and how physical health impacts mental health. We strongly believe that taking care of our bodies positively affects our mental health!
Connect with us and Nurse Beasley on Tuesday at the Wellness Cafe to learn more about how we can take care of our bodies!


Our Wellness Wednesday event for March is happening next week on 3/24! Mark your calendars!
Join us as Nehanda and our school nurse, Lateisha, share tips on mind & body connection and talk about what it looks like to listen to our bodies.
We believe that physical health is an important part of mental health. We’ll be discussing different ways the mind and body influence one another, gut health, sleep hygiene, HPA Axis disorders, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this!
As always, DM us or email us at [email protected] for the link. Your counselors will also have the link, so feel free to reach out to them as well. Anyone is welcome so spread the word and invite your friends!

See y’all next Wednesday! 💜

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 03/16/2022

Happy Wednesday everyone! We have another spotlight for y’all. Say hey to Neh! 🥰

Hi! My name is Nehanda, but most people call me Neh for short. I've been an intern at Nyack's Counseling Center since May 2021. I am passionate about working with college students specifically, as I was once a recipient of counseling services in undergrad that enabled me to change the trajectory of my life and overcome traumatic experiences.

I'm proud to say that I beat addiction in my early 20's, and in 2018, I gained my credentials as a substance abuse counselor in New York State and a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach.

Other than counseling, I am a proud native Brooklynite, a published author of a book of letters and poems, and I hope to become a wife and mother and raise a healthy and happy family with all I've learned in my practice as a therapist and in my own therapeutic journey.

Fun Facts:
- I enjoy long drives with good music.
- I like watching reality TV to take a break from the mundane parts of life.
- My therapist was a graduate level counselor when we met and began working together almost ten years ago. She's a huge part of my inspiration to be a counselor myself.
We love you, Neh!


The Nyack College Counseling Services will be observing Spring Break this week. Therefore all group sessions are canceled. Individual and Couple Counseling are available by appointment only.

We will resume all services on March 14th. We hope you have a fun and restorative break!

In case of emergency please do one of the following:

1. Call 911
2. Go the nearest Emergency Room
3. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
There are counselors that are available 24/7 and also available in languages other than English. If you're able to provide information ( name, address, number and symptoms or concerns), they may be able to send mobile crisis team to you or your friend's home within 24-48 hours.

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 02/24/2022

Staff Spotlights are back! Please show some love to our one and only (truly as he our only male counselor!), Matthew! 🤩

Hey everyone! My name is Matthew Iong, and I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY but moved to Queens when I was ten. I am a first-generation Chinese American. My bachelor’s degree is in criminology from John Jay College. I am grateful that I can work as a Mental Health Counseling Intern at the Nyack Counseling Center, where I enjoy seeing clients grow relationally and emotionally.

I believe that bringing awareness to the unconscious materials can help individuals grow in self-discovery and develop a greater sense of self-awareness. As a student in my final year in my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, I have developed a greater understanding that with counseling, change can occur.

I love spending time micro soldering and restoring old video game consoles, reading Christian literature, playing video games, collecting headphones, listening to music, riding my bike, and playing/buying various board games. Some new hobbies I want to try to get into are 3D printing and creating game trays to organize game pieces. Another hobby is learning how to build a dedicated space for music listening.
Yay! We love you, Matthew! 😊

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 02/21/2022

Join us on Feb 23rd as Shirley, Larreya, and Sally engage in an open, honest conversation about love and emotional/relational wellness in different seasons of life!

DM us or email [email protected] for the link. This event is open to all - invite your friends, too! Don’t forget to bring your questions or send them over to us!

Photos from Alliance University Counseling Center's post 02/18/2022

Valentine’s Day may be over, but it doesn’t mean the loving stops! 💕

Remember that loving yourself and self-care is a daily commitment. How we love others reflects how we love ourselves!

Take time to think about how you take care of yourself on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. What is something from this post that you can incorporate into your routine? 🥰

**Be sure to email us or DM us for our upcoming event: Love Through the Seasons. There, we’ll learn about what love for the self, receiving/giving love, and emotional/relational wellness looks like in different seasons of life!


Happy Valentine’s Day! 🥰💗💜

Throughout the month of February, NCCC is emphasizing the importance of love and raising awareness on emotional and relational wellness.
On February 23rd, we will be having our first Wellness Wednesday Webinar of the semester! Join us virtually for our event, “Love Through the Seasons,” where we’ll be exploring emotional and relational wellness and what love for the self and others looks like through different stages of life: motherhood, marriage, and singleness. We’ll also be having a Q&A panel at the end so be sure to come with questions or DM/email us!
We recognize that love is such an essential aspect of life and mental health. Learn what it looks like to have healthy love for yourself and in your relationships!
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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