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  • Counseling Services

    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.

    Office Hours

    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 students are entitled to 12 sessions per academic year. 

    However, due to the volume of students seeking counseling, the following guidelines apply

    • Students who are seen for 12 sessions during the summer term must wait until the spring semester before they can be seen for another round of sessions.
    • When there is a waiting list, priority will be given to students who have never been seen before.
    • There is no guarantee that students returning for 12 new sessions will be able to see the same therapist they had in the past.

    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.

    Our Staff

    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.

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