Director's Corner: Jeanne Manese, Ph.D., Director

Jeanne Manese, Ph.D., Director

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“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.”  Buddha

A Message for the UCI Community

A Message to our Students:

This national election has been a particularly stressful one. The UCI Counseling Center is here to listen and support you as our nation works through this election transition. If you are struggling with the personal impact of the election, please contact the Counseling Center for support. Appointments can be made by calling 949-824-6457.  You may also use urgent care services (M-F 8:00 am-4:30 pm).  

Below are some suggestions to care for yourself and help you remain productive throughout the quarter:

  • Acknowledge your feelings:  check your emotional state before you engage in conversations. Are you in a space to dialogue?
  • Focus on tasks or events that are in your control.
  •  Connect with friends, family, a community, or safe space to ground and support you.
  • Monitor your media use—check your reactions before and after taking in the information; set time limits.
  • Opt out of unproductive conversations. Pay attention to whether the discussion is going to benefit anyone or just increase stress levels.
  • Take care of basic needs such as eating, sleeping, drinking water, playing, and laughing.
  • Incorporate activities that recharge you and relax you every day.
  • Volunteer for an organization that supports your values and interests on  or off campus.
  • Please check our website for additional support and resources.

The Counseling Center is expanding!

To serve you better, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the Counseling Center to our new annex location, on the 4th floor of the Student Center. The annex location will be open starting Tuesday April 19th. All clinical services will continue to be available at the Counseling Center main office at 203 Students Services I. The annex location will provide additional space for counseling appointments to meet the growing needs of UCI students. Front desk operation for the Counseling Center main office and annex is Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Urgent care at the main Counseling Center is available Mon- Fri 8am-4:30pm.