Office of Student Affairs
Counseling and Psychological Services
"Counseling is Always in Season"
The counseling mission at Medgar Evers College, CUNY is to motivate and assist students in their pursuit of higher education objectives and personal development for self actualization.
What is counseling?
Counseling is a collaborative process which involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship. The counselor acts as a facilitator in helping the client to understand more accurately about him/herself and the world around them. Mental Health Counselors provide individual and group counseling in the psycho-social areas, such as self-esteem, domestic violence, bereavement/grief, strengthening family relationships, anxiety and depression. Burke and Stefflre (1995) stated that “counseling is designed to help students to understand and clarify their views of their life space and to learn to reach their self-determined goals through meaningful, well-informed choices and through resolution of problems of an emotional or interpersonal nature”.
What is the function of Counseling?
The primary function of Counseling Services is to help students cope with academic, career, and personal problems that may interfere with their ability to achieve academic success and actualize their human potential. The counseling philosophy at Medgar Evers College is “to motivate and assist students in their pursuit of education, career, and personal/social empowerment for life- long self development.”
Counseling and Psychological Services facilitates workshops for students, staff and faculty about issues around sexual assault, psychological distress, campus violence, tobacco cessation, PTSD, and other mental health issues. In addition, Counselors utilize their skills to assist students and clients in achieving objectives through the explorations of a problem and its ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions and decision-making.
Meet Our Staff
JoAnn Joyner, PhD, CPC, CCE, NAC
Dr. JoAnn Joyner received her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Walden University. She has 15+ years experience in specialized teaching areas: Child Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Educational Psychology & Theory and Techniques of Counseling. Dr. Joyner is available the full academic year.
|Juollie Carroll, EdD, LHMC
Dr. Carroll received her doctorate from Columbia University. She has served Medgar Evers College as Professor and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and held several faculty and administrative positions for more than 35 years. Dr. Carroll is available the full academic year.
|Makeba Pinder, LMSW
For the past 15 years, Ms. Pinder has worked in the field of Social Work. She graduated from the University of Michigan and proceeded to work in the fields of Social Policy, Community Organizing and Supervision. Ms. Pinder is currently pursuing her Ph. D. in Social Welfare and Policies at Fordham University in Social Work. Her research interests are in young fathers and fatherhood intervention programs. She provides personal and psychological counseling at MEC during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
|Office Hours:||Monday & Tuesday
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| 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
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