#DolphinsLiveWell: New Beginnings

Maria Randazzo, Director, Wellness Center for Health and Counseling

Welcome to the first #DolphinsLiveWell article of the 2020-21 academic year!

The Wellness Center for Health and Counseling is excited to bring you our column that we hope will educate you and lead you to a healthier lifestyle in mind, body, and spirit. Keeping a healthy balance physically, psychologically, and spiritually is even more important in this age of the coronavirus.

For our freshmen and other new students, we welcome you and hope that your time at Le Moyne will be successful, happy, and healthy! For our returning students, we are glad to have you back and wish you continued success! The Counseling Center staff consists of three counselors and two graduate interns. The Health Services Center is staffed with a Physician’s Assistant and two nurses, and both offices have wonderful Administrative Assistants who will set up your appointments and welcome you to our virtual services!  We are here and ready to assist you!

We know that there will be times throughout your college career where you may face some challenges and struggles. These can range from homesickness, to a breakup, to anxiety, stress, hopelessness, and depression. Please know that we are here to help you with all of it; just call our office at (315) 445-4195 or email us at [email protected] and make a virtual appointment…it is that easy! We are a confidential service, and are located off the main campus across the street from the baseball field in Seton Hall, with operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We offer individual counseling, group counseling, and suggestions on how to help you manage stress and anxiety, all virtually!  Our Wellness Center is an integrated model where counseling and health work together using the holistic approach of mind, body, and spirit; which aligns with the Ignatian principle of “Cura Personalis,” that is the “care of the whole person.”

So check out our webpage or give us a call and find out what we have to offer!  Follow us on Facebook (Le Moyne College Wellness Center for Health and Counseling), Twitter (@LeMoyneWellness), and Instagram (@lmcwellness).  And join us in our first virtual group of the semester!  Christina Holzauer, our graduate intern will host a zoom hangout group on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.  Zoom ID: 279 224 8553.  It’s a great way to meet other students who are going through the same experiences you are. You can check in on how you are managing in a COVID-driven world and get some tips!  It’s a place for open conversations and topics of your choosing—just show up—you won’t regret it!

Lastly, wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands. Phinish strong everyone!