Student Counseling Center


Contact Us/Get Help

Reach out to the Student Counseling Center for assistance.

 In Case of an Emergency

  • On-campus: Call the Office of Public Safety and Transportation by dialing extension 5 on any campus phone.
  • Off-campus: Call the Office of Public Safety and Transportation at 516.877.3511.
  • Call 911.

 crisis Services

Long Island Crisis Center 24/7
p – 516.679.1111
Crisis intervention, counseling, information, referral and other supportive services. Now providing online and mobile chat counseling for suicide prevention.

GLBT National Help Center
p – 1.888.843.4564

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
p – 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Mental Health Association of Nassau County
p – 516. 504.HELP (4357)

Lifenet (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)
p – 1.888.NYC.WELL / (692.9355)

 Sexual, Partnership and Domestic Violence Support

The Safe Center
p – 516.542.0404

p – 1.800.656.4673

LI Against Domestic Violence
p – 631.666.8833

Safe Horizon Services
p – 1.800.621.4673

The Retreat, Inc.
p – 631.329.2200

Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS)
p – 631.360.3606




Counseling services are also available for students at our learning hubs through our Student Assistance Programs. For assistance. please contact your center at:

  • Suffolk Hauppauge/Sayville Centers: 800.624.2593
  • Hudson Valley Center: 845.431.8740
  • Manhattan Center: 800.833.8707



Office Location

Student Counseling Center
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 310
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box
Garden City, NY 11530

 Hours of Operation

You can schedule an appointment during the following hours:

Regular Semester Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 Meet Our Staff

Carol A. LucasCarol A. Lucas, Ph.D., LCSW
Director, Counseling and Support Services
p – 516.877.3154
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Josh AltmanJosh Altman, Ph.D., LCSW
Associate Director
p – 516.877.3646
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Kate SapadinKate Sapadin, Ph.D.
Clinical Supervisor
p – 516.877.3666 
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Kathleen BroerKathleen Broer
Office Manager
p – 516.877.3646
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Nancy AlbertNancy Albert, LMSW
p – 516.877.3646
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Sandra Bruschi

Sandra Bruschi, LMSW
p – 516.877.3646
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Gwendolyn ButlerGwendolyn Butler, LCSW
p – 516.877.6221
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Elizabeth-CavanaughElizabeth Cavanaugh, MS.Ed., LCSW 
Triage Coordinator/Counselor

p – 516.877.3646
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Jeffrey L. ChiltonJeffrey L. Chilton, Ed.D., M.A., LMHC
p – 516.877.3667
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Beth Hollander, Ph.D.Beth Hollander

p – 516.877.3646
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Jessica S. MillerJessica S. Miller, LCSW
p – 516.877.3646
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Michelle Okun Michelle Okun, LMSW
p – 516.877.3646
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Greta S. TiberiaGreta S. Tiberia, LMSW
p – 516.877.3646
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Jonathan JacksonJonathan Jackson, Ph.D.
Consulting Supervisor, Student Counseling Center
Director, Center for Psychological Services
p – 516.877.4823
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Scott Zotto, LMSW
Coordinator of Substance Abuse Counseling and Prevention Programming
p – 516.877.3646
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