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  • If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call Emergency Medical Services at 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. 

    Welcome to Counseling Services. We offer several ways for students to receive confidential support:

    • Individual counseling by appointment
    • Same-day appointments for urgent needs
    • Individual mindfulness sessions (starting in October 2021)
    • Support groups
    • Take-home ear acupressure kits
    • Problem Management Plus (PM+)

    Whatever students are thinking or feeling or have experienced will be accepted, and our counselors will respect the influence of culture and identity on students' experiences. Our counselors will listen, talk with students about their goals, and help them find solutions to personal problems. 

    Our staff includes licensed psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors, as well as clinical psychology students and social work interns who are supervised by our licensed staff. We also have psychiatrists on staff, who are medical doctors who specialize in mental health and can prescribe medication if needed.

    During an initial visit, a counselor will work with the student to decide on a treatment plan based on their current needs. Sometimes long-term or specialized treatment is recommended, and the counselor will help the student find appropriate referrals in the community. Group counseling is also offered and students can be in both individual and group counseling simultaneously.

    Languages spoken by our staff include English, Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, Turkish, Portuguese, Farsi, Pashto, and German.  

    • Contact Us

      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      800.273.TALK (8255)

      Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ-focused)

      LIFENET Hotline
      English: 800.543.3638

      Spanish: 877.298.3373

      Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean dialects: 877.990.8585

      Student Health Services

      Student Health Insurance

      Office Hours
      Monday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 
      Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
      Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      Closed on university holidays

      Students living outside of the United States should use emergency and after-hours services in their local communities.

    • Take The Next Step

    Submit your application


    To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

    Undergraduate Adult Learners

    To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


    To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.