Need someone to talk to?

Download the Request for Services form and make an appointment to speak to one of our counselors.


Suite 6422 (sixth floor)


9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

The office is not open and does not have staff on call during weekends, evenings and holidays.

Reduced hours may apply in July and August.


Student Counseling Services

Due to the impact of COVID19, the Wellness Center is closed.

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is currently available for consultation and referral services via the phone at this time:

Please download our Request for Services form and email to (this is a non-secure means of transmission).

We have prepared a list of alternative sources for counseling services should you wish to contact them directly: Telecounseling Referrals

New York State Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314

Please check our website for updates, as well as for medical and mental health resources.  Though we are unable to answer calls, you may also wish to leave a voice message at 212-817-7020.  We will return your call as soon as possible.

View COVID19 Self-Help Resources »  

View COVID19 updates »

The Graduate Center’s Student Counseling Services team is committed to supporting and enhancing the well-being and success of our graduate students through psychological counseling, referral services, outreach, and education.

Free, Confidential Services

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Matriculated students registered at The Graduate Center, CUNY and the Craig Newmark School of Journalism are invited to take advantage of our free, confidential  services:

Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling
Group Counseling
Academic Consultations
- Referral Services

Please note that you must present your student I.D. with a validation sticker for the current semester in order to be eligible for services.

If you are ineligible for our services (e.g., temporary students, visiting scholars, non-degree/non-matriculated students, faculty and staff who are not students, and students registered at other CUNY campuses), please visit our Resources page or our Crisis/Emergency Information which may assist you.


Our workshop series addresses topics such as procrastination, stress management, imposter syndrome, and more.

Upcoming workshops »

Resources for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff members are often in a unique position to identify and support students who are in distress. Learn to recognize some of the symptoms and find ways you may be able to help.

Faculty and Staff Guide »

If You Are in Crisis:

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and feel you are in imminent danger of harming yourself or others please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

View emergency information »

Stress and Current Events

The Student Counseling Services clinical staff are well aware of the ongoing and persistent stressors impacting our student population today. The divisive socio-political environment, along with the many terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and natural disasters can take a toll. Chronic stress can be exhausting, insidious, and dangerous to our physical and psychological health.  We urge you to take steps to care for yourself and your loved ones during this stressful time.

Learn More - Stress in America 2019: A Special Report from the APA


All information shared with Student Counseling Services counselors and staff is confidential and will not be included in your academic record or released without your written consent, except in specific and limited circumstances:

  1. When there is risk of imminent danger to yourself or to another person, the counselor is legally bound to take necessary steps to prevent such danger;
  2. When there is suspicion that an individual under 18 years of age or a seriously impaired individual is being abused or maltreated, the counselor is legally required to inform the proper authorities;
  3. When a valid court order is issued for medical records, the counselor and the agency are bound by law to comply with such a request; and
  4. When otherwise required by law or statute. 

Note: Verbal consent for limited release of information may be necessary in special circumstances.



The Student Counseling Services clinical staff is committed to respecting the dignity and person of all members of our community. We seek to maintain inclusive, mutually respectful attitudes and behavior in relation to others, regardless of difference. We recognize that difference may be immutable or changeable, and may be found in cultural, ethnic, religious, intellectual, ideological, political, sexual, gender, disability, and other domains. These differences make up our individual identities, and are essential to a complete university community of individuals with unique perspectives and backgrounds.

Student Counseling Services rejects all acts of hatred and reaffirms our commitment to students of all faiths, racial groups, nationalities, immigration statuses, genders, sexual identities as well as political parties.