Counseling Services Center
The Counseling Services Center
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Mon: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
If it is an emergency, if you are feeling very anxious or depressed and feel the need to talk to a counselor immediately, you do not need to make an appointment, just walk in. Emergencies after hours should be referred to the campus Security Department. Security is also reached by calling 212-237-8888
Dealing with the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings
Events like the bombings in Boston and the shootings in Sandy Hook are often traumatic and upsetting, even if you weren't directly affected or didn't know anyone who was a victim of these attacks. Simply hearing about them on the news can bring up memories of past trauma like 9/11 or something else that may have happened in your life. It is normal to feel a range of emotions including sadness, anger, anxiety, and fear. Reaching out for support from loved ones is important. Counseling may also be helpful. We encourage you to explore our range of services and take advantage of the opportunity to speak with a counselor. The following link may also be useful to find out more about how to deal with the aftermath of these events:
Welcome to the Counseling Services Center!
This Center is here to provide you with a complete range of counseling and referral services. All of the services are FREE of charge and are available on a walk-in or appointment basis.
We urge you to come and meet with us early in your career at John Jay. Take advantage of the many services we have to offer.
The Center is a fully accredited site in good standing with the standards of the International Association of Counseling Services.
The services we provide include: personal counseling, adjustment to college, career and personal development, choosing a major, study habits, text anxiety, low self esteem, family and relationship concerns, depression and grief.
Our staff of trained professionals is diverse in ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, age and gender. We also have Spanish-speaking staff. You may request a particular counselor, and if scheduling permits, we will try to accommodate you. For contact information to a particular faculty or staff member, please click here.
Petrie Student Emergency Fund
Emergency funding is available to students for transportation needs, food, emergency housing, medical bills, and other emergency situations that may get in the way of your schooling. Click here for more information.
Our workshops are geared towards promoting personal growth and education about mental awareness and academic issues. A list of the Spring 2013 workshops is available by clicking here.
ULifeline at John Jay
ULifeline gives you the opportunity to check in with yourself about your overall well-being. It can also assist you in helping others in your life who might be struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, or other emotional issues. You can take an anonymous screeening to understand more about how you're feeling, learn more about mental health through videos and articles, anonymously share your story to help others, and more! The Department of Counseling and ULifeline.org are here to support you. Check it out by clicking here!
If you know any John Jay student whom you feel would benefit from counseling, you can accompany them to the Counseling Services Center or call the Center. While members of the Counseling Service Center do not prescribe medication, we can provide referrals to a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse at an outside agency.
Counseling services are provided by trained professionals who are part of the College faculty and staff. The types of services provided include:
You can meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss academic, career and/or personal issues such as relationships, family or cultural issues, self-esteem, anxiety, spiritual awareness, depression, body image, sexuality concerns and healthy behavior among others.
Attending students in an interpersonal relationship may obtain couples/family support to address various concerns and help facilitate communication.
The department offers group sessions on different topics each year. Groups in the past have discussed relationship issues, parenting, first generation college students, mediation and coping with stress. Counseling to special groups within the College community is also available. A document containing the Spring 2013 groups offered is available by clicking here.
The Counseling Services Center provides peer services, including academic support and outreach. Peer Counselors (Room L 68.00) offer outreach services around wellness and other mental health topics. We offer special outreach services to new transfer students as well.