Counseling Services

The mission of the Office of Counseling Services is to promote the mental health and personal growth of LIM Students through counseling, outreach, and wellness services. We also support the overall health and wellbeing of students by providing access to health resources, reviewing medical withdrawal requests, and confidential storage of immunization records.

The Office of Counseling Services is currently providing hybrid services with appointments available both in person and remotely through Zoom Healthcare. Consultation appointments are available to all enrolled students and their parents. Ongoing counseling is available only to students in person or remotely to students located in New York State.

If you urgently need to speak with one of our counselors during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm), please call (646) 218-6048 or go to the 14th floor of Maxwell hall and someone will assist you. Should you need to speak with a crisis counselor outside of regular business hours, you can access free, immediate, and confidential support by calling Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If this is a clinical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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Staff and Contact Info.

Contact Us

Campus Location: Maxwell Hall 216 East 45th St., 14th

Floor Phone: (646) 218-6048

Fax: (212) 750-3466

Email: counseling [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).


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