Counseling and Accessibility Services

The mission of the Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services is to promote personal growth and skills development.

College life can be exciting -- and challenging. Handling coursework, dealing with the pressures of a job and school, living with roommates, socializing, and being exposed to new ideas and lifestyles can bring new friends, new lessons, new questions - and also, at times, new anxieties. Often, talking with someone about these issues can be helpful and even necessary for your mental and emotional health.

Do you wonder if you have a problem with alcohol use, depression/suicidality, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? Click on our online mental health self-assessment link for anonymous and private screening. For alcohol abuse, view the Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO, an interactive web-based alcohol education and private prevention program.

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Staff and Contact Info.

Contact Us

Campus Location: Maxwell Hall
216 East 45th St., 14th Floor
(212) 752-1530 ext. 315
Fax: (212) 750-3466
cas [at]
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Heather O'Leary, Ph.D.

Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services

Heather earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, an MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University, and a BA in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained post-graduate training in psychoanalytic theory and practice at the William Alanson White Institute.  Heather is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education where she supervises and teaches clinical practice.  She provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in her private practice in Manhattan. 

Prior to joining LIM, Heather had a range of clinical experiences, with a significant focus on trauma, attachment, and diversity. She has previously provided clinical services at Counseling and Psychological Services at Fordham University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and various community clinics. 

Kendra Wolgast

Temporary Part-Time Disability Support Specialist 

Kendra holds a Master of Business Administration from William Woods University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrating in marketing management. Kendra also serves as the Director of Academic Support at The Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto campus where she leads disability services, professional and peer lead tutoring services, and is a faculty member teaching first-year experience and marketing courses. Kendra brings along 13 years of experience in the field of disability support and more than 20 years working with pre-college and first-year students ensuring their academic preparedness

Queennett Williams

Office Manager of Counseling and Accessibility Services                                        Queennett earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Pace University. Before joining LIM College, she worked in the Student Affairs Office at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) under the Associate Director. Prior to her time at SVA, she held the position of Registration Assistant in the Registrar’s Office at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).


Crystal Chen

Counseling Extern

Crystal earned a MA in psychology from Adelphi University and BS in Social Work from New York University. She is currently a PhD student in clinical psychology at Adelphi University. Prior to joining LIM, Crystal worked with adolescents and young adults struggling with mood issues, relationship difficulties, and trauma using psychodynamic and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approaches. She has previously provided clinical services at Child Mind Institute and various community centers.

Callie McGovern

Temporary Part-Time Counselor                                                                                                   Callie earned her Master's in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness from NYU in May of 2020. Since graduating she has worked at a private practice focused on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). There she has been able to work with a wide range of clients both individually and in DBT groups. Callie continues to see clients at the DBT practice while working at LIM College 

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Programs & Workshops

We present programs and workshops designed to enhance personal growth, skills development, and a foster sense of community.

See the Calendar