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Counseling Center

NDC Counseling Center Statement about Current and Ongoing Racial Injustice and Violence:

The Notre Dame College Counseling Center staff are aware of the significant stress and anxiety that events such as the recent deaths of  George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor can cause. We want to express our outrage and deep grief about these occurrences and the overall impact of systemic and institutional racism on our Notre Dame community. These traumatic deaths, along with countless others, represent a long history of anti-Black violence in our nation. As a Center, we are committed to combating racism and supporting those most impacted by oppression and injustice, especially our Black students, staff, and faculty. The work of justice belongs to all of us, particularly to those of us who benefit from white privilege and race-based oppression. Our team of counselors provides culturally-responsive and trauma-informed individual counseling, group sessions, and workshops. We are here for you.

NDC Counseling Center Staff

To make an appointment with a counselor, please follow this link:

Fill out our counselor appointment form here

The Counseling Center is a SAFEZONE for individuals of all ethnicities,
abilities, religions, sexual orientations, physical appearances/sizes,
and gender identities.

When should you or someone you care about seek counseling? Email ndccounseling@ndc.edu.
Counseling Center  Hours
Monday9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
after hours by appointment only
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
after hours by appointment only
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
after hours by appointment only
Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
after hours by appointment only
Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Jerry Hayes, PsyD
Counseling Center
Located in the Connelly Center

American Counseling Association

Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
Cleveland, OH 44121

eFax: 216-916-4473


In case of emergencies, please dial 911 or Contact Campus Police at


Mission of the Counseling Center

The Notre Dame College Counseling Center (CC) is committed to providing excellence in psychotherapeutic services to promote student health and safety, personal growth and academic success. The CC provides an open and safe environment to encourage self-awareness, personal responsibility and healthy interpersonal relationships within a diverse and dynamic campus community. The CC is continually engaging in collaborative efforts throughout the campus community toward creating a meaningful and respectful learning environment in which to live and thrive.


Clinicians are ethically committed to confidentiality which is also required by federal and State laws. This means that when you receive services from the CC, it is kept private and confidential. The law states that there are four exceptions to this general rule: a) you may request (by means of a signed release) that your therapist reveal information to other individuals or agencies of your choosing; b) in instances where there is imminent danger of serious harm to yourself or others, a therapist may reveal that information to prevent harm; c) in cases involving physical and/or sexual abuse of children or endangered adults, the therapist must report such abuse; and d) where requested by subpoena or mandated by court order or state/federal law.


Common Issues For Which Students Seek Help

  • Transition to College
  • Home Sickness
  • Effective Study Strategies
  • Identity Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Overload – juggling school, sports, work, and family
  • Loneliness/homesickness
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Depression/sadness
  • Emotional/physical/sexual abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexuality
  • Bereavement
  • Concern about the well being of another person
  • Anger Management
  • 24/7 Crisis Services

Collection House

The Counseling Center Village: The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

Here are some virtual counseling pamphlets on various issues that many college students may be interested in learning more about: ccvillage.buffalo.edu