The Counseling & Wellness Center offers holistic wrap-around case management services in an inclusive and judgement free environment to support Gateway’s overall mission and purpose.

We are committed to supporting student’s development in problem solving skills, coping techniques and self-advocacy. All counseling sessions are provided in a supportive, empathetic, collaborative and confidential environment.

The Counseling and Wellness Center will be hosting online group sessions. Click here for more information!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Counseling and Wellness Center will continue to provide services to student’s via WebEx, email and Outlook 365 products during regular business hours to ensure students continue to receive support while telecommuting.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911

To report a mental and/or emotional health concern, submit a CARE Report here

For Basic Needs (food insecurity, housing, public health screenings) submit a CARE Report here

Please explore our webpage for additional community referrals and walk-in mental health services.

FESP participants: contact coaches directly

For general FESP inquiries: Contact FESP Associate, Rebecca Crocker, at rcrocker@gatewayct.edu

All Counseling and Wellness Center emails and phone calls are being monitored during regular business hours (M, T, R, F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and W, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm).

For more information, please contact Counseling and Wellness Center Director, Licella Arboleda at larboleda@gatewayct.edu.

Services

  • Solution Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC) to support the the needs of GCC’s diverse population;
  • Crisis Intervention Counseling and referral services;
  • Comprehensive campus wide programs to support students in mind, body and spirit;
  • Case management services to address basic needs, financial stability and access to public benefits screenings

Scheduling an Appointment

Counselors are available to help students obtain the most from their college experience. Contact the Wellness Center at 203-285-2480, gw-wellness@gatewayct.edu, or stop by N114 to make an appointment.

Please complete this request form and bring it with you to your scheduled appointment.

 

Personal Support Resources

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Basic Needs: Food/Clothing/Shelter

Behavioral & Mental Health

Interpersonal Violence & Emergency Housing

Health Insurance & Access to Care

Sexual Assault Resources

Spiritual Communities 

Transportation

Counseling & Personal Support Frequently Asked Questions

CARE Report

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

 

Walk-in Services for Mental Health

CT Mental Health Center
 
34 Park Street, 1st Fl
New Haven, CT
(203) 974-7300
Hours:
MonFri 9:00 AM4:00 PM
 
 
West Haven Mental Health
 
270 Center Street
West Haven, CT
(203) 974-5900
Hours:
MonWed & Fri  9:00 AM3:00 PM
Th 11:00 AM3:00 PM
 
Bridges
 
941 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT
(203) 878-6365
Hours:
MonFri 8:00 AM5:00 PM
 
 
Walk-in Services for Health/Urgent Care
Cornell Scott – Hill Health
Center
400 Columbus Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
203.503.3000
Cornellscott.org
Hours:
Mon-Thur 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 8:30 – 12:00 PM
Sun CLOSED
 
Concentra Urgent Care
 
370 James Street
New Haven, CT 06513
203.503.0482
Concentra.com
Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat and Sun CLOSED
 
 
 
New Haven Medical Center
 
77 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513
203.562.8697
Hours:
Mon -Fri 9:00 AM–12:00 PM,
                2:00 PM–5:30 PM
Sat 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Sun CLOSED

 

 

Referrals for Personal Counseling

The Wellness Center encourages faculty and staff to refer students who appear to be struggling either emotionally or academically. Our counselors are prepared to assist students in handling transition and change more effectively, as well as sharpening time management and problem-solving skills to enhance academic and personal growth. Referrals can be made through the CARE Report system.

 

Referring a Friend for Personal Counseling

It can be very difficult when someone you care about is in pain. You might find yourself feeling helpless, frightened, frustrated, or angry. You can't make your friend seek help if they don't want to or don't feel they need it, but here are some things you might offer them as a friend:

  • Let your friend know, in a private setting, that you are concerned. Suggest that he or she make an appointment with a counselor to see if we can be of help. Try to phrase your communications in "I" language, rather than "you" language: for example, "I care about you and I am distressed when I see you hurting" rather than "You are in trouble and you need help."
  • Offer to sit with your friend while he/she calls for an appointment.
  • Offer to accompany your friend to the first appointment and either wait in the waiting area or go in to the appointment with him/her.
  • File a Care Report (Care Reports are used to "report" students who are exhibiting issues or behavior causing some concern).
     

You may come to the Wellness Center and talk with a counselor about your worries about your friend. You need not tell the counselor your friend's name if you think it might upset him/her. By coming in yourself, you will be showing your friend how to seek out consultation and support, making it possible for them to do the same.

Meet the Staff

On-Campus Mobile Food Pantry

Friday, November 20th

10:00 am - 11:30 am

 

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Other HELP Lines
 

Crisis Line
2-1-1
Alcoholics Anonymous
1-866-steps12
Cocaine Anonymous
1-800-347-8998
Gamblers Anonymous
1-800-477-8191
Narcotics Anonymous
1-800-627-3543
Sex Addicts Anonymous
1-800-477-8191
Crisis Text Line
(The free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis)
741741

Online Mental Health Resources

Students seeking information and/or resources in the areas of health, mental health, and wellness will find these listed websites helpful. Be sure to check out their free online depression and anxiety screenings.