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. Group counseling is also offered. If appropriate, students can be in
both individual and group counseling simultaneously. For more information on current groups offered, visit our Available Services page and click on "Group Counseling."
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: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
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.
Counseling Services is closed on university holidays.
Call us at 212.229.1671, option 1, to schedule an appointment. Biofeedback and Mindfulness sessions can also be scheduled online via our Student Health Services Portal.
All students who have paid the Health Services Fee are entitled to 12 sessions per academic year. However, because of the volume of students seeking counseling, the following guidelines apply:
In order to manage the great demand and make counseling services more readily available throughout the year, all students are allowed one missed appointment during the course of their 12 sessions. After the first missed session, all cancellations, whether they are same day or in advance, will count as one of the student's sessions.
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 provide 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.
Trevor Project for LGBTQ1.866.488.7386
Lifeline National Suicide Hotline1.800.273.TALK (8255)
Trans Lifeline Trans-Run Suicide Prevention Hotline1.877.565.8860
NYC Police and EMSCall 911
Counseling Services212.229.1671 option 1(Nurse Response will answer the phone after hours)
212.229.1671, option 2
212.229.1671, option 1
Student Health Insurance
212.229.1671, option 3
Wellness and Health Promotion
212.229.1671, option 4
Some non-urgent medical appointments and some wellness appointments can be scheduled online via the
Student Health Services portal.
Medical and Mental Health Resources
Quality of Life Assessment (PDF)