Thank you for visiting the CCNY Counseling Center webpage. The Counseling Center provides free and confidential services to all undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at City College. Services provided include screening and assessment, crisis intervention, individual short-term counseling, group counseling, referral and case management, and workshops.
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If you are a CCNY student and would like to contact us for services, you can do so by:
- Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email is checked by a counselor during normal business hours. Please make sure to include your phone number in the email - this will expedite the process of you being set up with an appointment.
- Calling our office’s main number (212) 650-8222
The phone is answered during business hours by our COA, who will take a message and send it to a counselor.
- Stopping by our office in Marshak J15
If you would like to immediately connect with a Crisis Counselor via SMS messaging, please text CUNY to 741741. The Crisis Text Line is a free and confidential services that assists in problem solving and safety planning during moments of crisis and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are interested in Online Peer Support for mental health and wellness, join Togetherall
If you need additional counseling resources at this time, please call NYC WELL at 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) for free, immediate, and confidential support for any mental health concern. NYC WELL is available 24/7 and can provide assistance in over 200 languages. You can also text WELL to 65173 or access the NYC WELL website at https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/ to chat with a counselor.
If you are experiencing a psychiatric or medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you are currently in counseling, please contact your counselor directly via email.
Faculty and staff: Please use the email address, phone number, or virtual desk information listed above to refer students or if you require a consultation about a student.
It is normal to experience a range of emotional reactions in response to this evolving public health pandemic. Below are some helpful links which may help you better manage your emotional well-being during this difficultly time.
Coping during COVID-19
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.
When Might Counseling Be Helpful?
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
All services are free and confidential
Marshak Science Building
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031