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Counseling Center

Counseling Center

Counseling Center Temporary Relocation

Dear CCNY Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Health and Wellness offices are in the process of being renovated.  While the renovation is taking place, the offices will be relocating as follows:

Counseling Center – NAC 8/213

Gender Resources – NAC 8/213

Student Health Services – Marshak 418S

Health and Wellness should move back in its normal Marshak J-15 offices sometime in the early Fall semester.

Please note, Health and Wellness offices will be operating during the move, but with limited capacity between Thursday June 21st and Thursday July 5th.

If you are experiencing an emergency and you are on campus, please let us know and we will put you in touch with available resources.

If you are not on campus, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please see below additional mental health referrals in our area.

Normal clinical services will resume on July 5th in NAC 8/213 and in Marshak 418S.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding!

Walk-in Clinics

Institute for Family Health
Center for Counseling
1824 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10035
(212) 423-4200
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Emma Bowen Community Center
1727 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031
Corner of 145th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
(212) 694-9200
Institute for Family Health at 17th St.
230 West 17th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) 
New York, NY 10011
(917) 544-0735
Free Clinic (Available only on Saturdays)
To obtain an appointment at the Free Clinic the Student needs to complete an assessment with a social worker first. Students can walk in for an assessment Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Please call the above number for information.

Clinics that Accept Most Insurance Plans

St. Luke’s Acute Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic   
411 West 114 Street, New York, NY
(212) 523-8080
(212) 523-5584 (Receptionist) 
Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Bridge NY
248 West 108th Street, New York, NY    
(212) 663-3000 (ext. 1300 – Mental Health) 
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
160 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024 
(212) 362-8755 
1090 St Nicholas Ave # A, New York, NY 10032 
(212) 543-0777 
336 Central Park West # 1B, New York, NY 10025 
(212) 864-3666

24/7 Free and Confidential Hotlines

(212) 673-3000
(888) NYCWELL / (888) 692-9355
Text WELL to 65173
Crisis Text Line 
Text Home to 741741

The nearest emergency room in our area

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
506 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10037
(212) 939-10000

Single Stop

Goddard Riverside Community Center Single Stop
140 West 140th Street (between Lenox and Adam Clayton Powell).
(212) 234-3481
Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
By appointment or walk-in
Benefit screening- public assistance, food stamps, healthcare (Wednesday)
Financial counseling (weekly)
Legal Consultation (Tuesday)
Food Pantries, Clothing Banks


Overview of Counseling Center at CCNY

In line with City College's vision of access to excellence, it is the mission of the Counseling Center to provide high quality counseling services that are accessible to all City College students.

We provide short-term, student-centered and culturally informed psychological services from a modern and integrative theoretical orientation, treating all students with respect and recognition of their unique strengths.  We are a liaison to the community, linking students to more intensive and longer term services when needed. We are committed to supporting faculty in the identification of students who may benefit from our services and reaching students in need.  We provide education to the City College community and work towards wellness and prevention in our outreach models.

Our goal is to assist students in the resolution of any barriers that may hinder their ability to achieve their highest academic potential, while ensuring their mental health needs are met, regardless of ability to pay.

Help for Students Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Earthquake in Mexico 

Our hearts are heavy for all those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Please know that the CCNY Counseling Center is here to support those who are feeling the emotional effects, as we are aware that some of our students either come from, or have family in the areas affected by the hurricanes and the earthquake. Students affected by these recent natural disasters might be experiencing a range of emotions including shock, disbelief, anger or fear.  If you are feeling impacted, we encourage you to seek confidential personal counseling services at The Counseling Center in Marshak J-15:  (212) 650-8222. Please feel free to stop by, give us a call at (212) 650-8222, or email us at

Health and Wellness Services oversees an Emergency Grant Program that coordinates small emergency grants for actively enrolled students who meet certain criteria Please stop by our office for more information.

It is not a weakness to seek out help, but a strength. We urge you to be in touch if we can serve you in any way.

Additional sources of information and support:

24/7 Disaster Distress Helpline
Talk: (800) 985-5990
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746
TTY for Deaf / Hard of Hearing: (800) 846-8517
Spanish-Speakers Text: “Hablanos” to 66746
Free Confidential 24/7 Hotline
Talk: (888) NYC-WELL / (888) 692-9355
Text: “WELL” to 65173
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
American Red Cross
American Psychological Association

When Might Counseling Be Helpful?                 

Counseling provides students with a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental space to voice their concerns and address these concerns with a counselor. Counselors provide students with feedback, they listen, reflect, and validate students’ emotions, and they offer support and strategies for coping with challenges. Counseling has been shown to be helpful with a wide range of concerns and is effective for both chronic problems and situational difficulties. Most students learn that counseling offers tremendous benefits in helping them work through problems that are affecting their lives. The City College Counseling Center offers short-term counseling. Students who want to continue counseling beyond their allotted counseling sessions, will receive assistance connecting with a new counselor off campus who can provide them with ongoing support.

Below is a list which includes many, but not all of the reasons students come to counseling:

  • Enhancing relationships with friends and family
  • Managing stress more effectively
  • Exploring issues related to one’s sexuality
  • Improving academic performance
  • Coping with the loss of a loved one
  • Overcoming loneliness or homesickness and adjusting to a new place, lifestyle, or culture
  • Reducing alcohol and drug-related problems
  • Addressing eating/body image concerns
  • Recovering from assault or abuse
  • Coping with acts of discrimination
  • Overcoming depression
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Transitioning from high school to college life
  • Making decisions about transferring or withdrawing from college
  • Helping a friend
  • Addressing difficulty with living situations
  • Managing sleep disturbance

Services at the Counseling Center

Individual counseling
Crisis intervention
Group counseling

All services are free and confidential


Marshak Science Building
Room J-15
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
p: 212.650.8222
f: 212.650.8227

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm