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

Location

Suite 6422 (sixth floor)

Hours

This office is operating remotely and does not have staff on call during weekends, evenings and holidays.

The Wellness Center's Virtual Front Desk is available to answer questions via Zoom 
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST  

Mtng ID: 212 817 7020, Password: 6422

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Student Counseling Services

Due to the impact of COVID19, the Wellness Center office is operating remotely.

Our Virtual Front Desk is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST to answer questions via Zoom

You may also email us at wellness@gc.cuny.edu and we will return your message as soon as possible.

See important changes to counseling services for in-state and out-of-state students due to COVID-19 »

 

The Student Counseling Services team at The Graduate Center, CUNY 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
Group Counseling
Academic Support Services
- 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.

Workshops & Supportive Spaces

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

Virtual Workshops & Supportive Spaces and Video Resources are available while the counseling center is operating remotely.

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 »

Confidentiality Statement

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.

Diversity Statement

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, racial, 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. We recognize the presence of intrinsic bias as well as systemic inequities which privilege the perspectives and voices of some identities over others. We are committed to increasing our awareness of and decreasing the power of these internal and external forces.

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.