Counseling offers the opportunity to talk to someone who will listen in a supportive and non-judgmental manner. Counselors will help you clarify issues, explore feelings and discuss problem solving strategies. We offer short-term individual treatment (a maximum of 12 sessions per academic year) but the duration of the treatment is decided on an individual basis. During the initial visit, you and the counselor will decide on a treatment plan. Sometimes long term or specialized treatment is indicated and your counselor will help you find appropriate referrals in the community.
Common reasons students seek counseling: depression, anxiety, stress, academic struggles, adjustment to school, self-esteem, alcohol and other drugs, eating and body image concerns, relationship issues, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, suicidal thoughts, sexuality, gender identity, loss or death of loved one, family concerns and creativity blocks.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Counseling services is closed on university holidays and on Saturdays during the summer.
All services are available to students who have paid the Student Health Services Fee. All services are confidential, and any contact with our program will not become part of your academic record.
The New School counseling staff consists of licensed social workers, psychologists, an art therapist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a psychiatrist. They are all experienced mental health professionals dedicated to working with our diverse community of students. The staff provides a welcoming environment in which to discuss any problem or concern. Your therapist may also be a doctoral psychology extern or social work intern working under the supervision of a staff therapist.
NYC Police and EMSCall 911
Counseling Services212.229.1671 option 1(Nurse Response will answer the phone after hours)
The Samaritans SuicidePrevention Hotline212.673.3000
Trevor Project for LGBTQ1.866.488.7386
Lifeline National Suicide Hotline1.800.273.TALK (8255)
Medical and Mental Health Resources
Confidential Student Information Form (PDF)
Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) (PDF)Quality of Life Assessment (PDF)