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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is here to consult with you on a confidential basis, free of charge. Our staff of qualified and caring professionals provides a calm and objective listening ear, and can help you address any issues or concerns.

Your First Appointment 

During your first appointment, you will meet with a counselor and collaborate to determine how the Counseling Center can best meet your needs.
We offer the following services:

  • Individual psychotherapy sessions
  • Group psychotherapy sessions
  • Crisis management​​​​​
  • Medication consultation with staff psychiatrists
  • Referrals to off-campus resources

Confidentiality  

Many students are concerned about the privacy of their visits to the Counseling Center. Visits to the Counseling Center are confidential. The content of sessions is not discussed with anyone and Counseling Center records do not become part of a student’s university record. With rare exception, which your counselor will discuss with you, records can be released with your written permission.

In a crisis?

Medical and Mental Health Emergencies

If you or another student is experiencing a mental health emergency, don't hesitate. Call for help immediately.

For medical and mental health emergencies occurring during Counseling Center operating hours call:

Wilf Campus: (646) 592-4200
Beren Campus: (646) 592-4210
Cardozo Law School: (646) 592-4210

For medical and mental health emergencies occurring outside of Counseling Center operating hours:
call campus security, dial 911 for NYC emergency services, or call Hatzalah Ambulance Corps at
(212) 230-1000.

Campus Security at Beren campus: (212) 340-7709
Campus Security at Cardozo Law School : (212) 790-0303
Campus Security at Wilf campus: (212) 960-5200

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To make an appointment to speak with a Counseling Center clinician, email counseling@yu.edu
We hope everyone stays healthy and safe!

Who We See

Graduate and undergraduate students actively enrolled at Yeshiva University Manhattan campuses

We're Here When You Need Us

We understand that sometimes problems can't wait. If you need help NOW, call or stop by during our open hours and we will meet with you as soon as possible. For emergencies, contact security (see contact information at the bottom of this page). Security officers will reach a member of the counseling center.

Confidentiality

Many students are concerned about the privacy of their visits to the counseling center. Visits to the counseling center are confidential. The content of sessions is not discussed with anyone and Counseling Center records do not become part of a student’s university record. With rare exception, which your counselor will discuss with you, records can be released with your written permission.

Can I Have Counseling Even If I Am Not In A Crisis Right Now?

Absolutely! Counseling can be beneficial even if you do not have anything out of the ordinary going on. It can help you gain insight into yourself and your life, and help you function better overall.

How do I know when it is time to call?

Everyone experiences ups and downs, but there are times when it can become difficult to resolve problems independently. Counseling can be very helpful when these moments arise. Some cues that it may be time to contact the counseling center are:

  • Feelings that are becoming overwhelming or unmanageable
  • Intrusive thoughts that you cannot shake
  • Difficulty sleeping and/or eating
  • Feeling that relationships are troubled
  • Just not feeling like yourself and worried that things may not resolve on their own
  • Feeling the need to disclose upsetting or confusing events
  • Feeling the need to voice pent-up thoughts and emotions
  • Difficulty focusing on schoolwork

 

 

Full Program Breakdown

To make an appointment to speak with a Counseling Center clinician, email counseling@yu.edu
We hope everyone stays healthy and safe!

Who We See

Graduate and undergraduate students actively enrolled at Yeshiva University Manhattan campuses

We're Here When You Need Us

We understand that sometimes problems can't wait. If you need help NOW, call or stop by during our open hours and we will meet with you as soon as possible. For emergencies, contact security (see contact information at the bottom of this page). Security officers will reach a member of the counseling center.

Confidentiality

Many students are concerned about the privacy of their visits to the counseling center. Visits to the counseling center are confidential. The content of sessions is not discussed with anyone and Counseling Center records do not become part of a student’s university record. With rare exception, which your counselor will discuss with you, records can be released with your written permission.

Can I Have Counseling Even If I Am Not In A Crisis Right Now?

Absolutely! Counseling can be beneficial even if you do not have anything out of the ordinary going on. It can help you gain insight into yourself and your life, and help you function better overall.

How do I know when it is time to call?

Everyone experiences ups and downs, but there are times when it can become difficult to resolve problems independently. Counseling can be very helpful when these moments arise. Some cues that it may be time to contact the counseling center are:

  • Feelings that are becoming overwhelming or unmanageable
  • Intrusive thoughts that you cannot shake
  • Difficulty sleeping and/or eating
  • Feeling that relationships are troubled
  • Just not feeling like yourself and worried that things may not resolve on their own
  • Feeling the need to disclose upsetting or confusing events
  • Feeling the need to voice pent-up thoughts and emotions
  • Difficulty focusing on schoolwork

 

 

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To make an appointment to speak with a Counseling Center clinician, email counseling@yu.edu
We hope everyone stays healthy and safe!

Who We See

Graduate and undergraduate students actively enrolled at Yeshiva University Manhattan campuses

We're Here When You Need Us

We understand that sometimes problems can't wait. If you need help NOW, call or stop by during our open hours and we will meet with you as soon as possible. For emergencies, contact security (see contact information at the bottom of this page). Security officers will reach a member of the counseling center.

Confidentiality

Many students are concerned about the privacy of their visits to the counseling center. Visits to the counseling center are confidential. The content of sessions is not discussed with anyone and Counseling Center records do not become part of a student’s university record. With rare exception, which your counselor will discuss with you, records can be released with your written permission.

Can I Have Counseling Even If I Am Not In A Crisis Right Now?

Absolutely! Counseling can be beneficial even if you do not have anything out of the ordinary going on. It can help you gain insight into yourself and your life, and help you function better overall.

How do I know when it is time to call?

Everyone experiences ups and downs, but there are times when it can become difficult to resolve problems independently. Counseling can be very helpful when these moments arise. Some cues that it may be time to contact the counseling center are:

  • Feelings that are becoming overwhelming or unmanageable
  • Intrusive thoughts that you cannot shake
  • Difficulty sleeping and/or eating
  • Feeling that relationships are troubled
  • Just not feeling like yourself and worried that things may not resolve on their own
  • Feeling the need to disclose upsetting or confusing events
  • Feeling the need to voice pent-up thoughts and emotions
  • Difficulty focusing on schoolwork

 

 

Why Come to Us

Anxiety

Relationship concerns

Depression

Anger management

Family problems

Death or illness of a loved one

Self esteem issues

LGBTQIA+ issues

Academic or career crises

Sexual assault

Body image concerns

Drug/Alcohol problems

Questions related to identity/sexuality

In case of an after-hours emergency, call campus security, dial 911, or call Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corps at
(212) 230-1000

Beren Campus Security: (212) 340-7709
Wilf Campus Security: (212) 960-5200
Cardozo Campus Security: (212) 790-0303

Hours of Operations

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 2:00pm

The Counseling Center is closed on all University holidays

Locations

Wilf Campus:
500 West 185th Street, Furst Hall, Suite 520
(646) 592-4200
counseling@yu.edu

Beren Campus:
215 Lexington Ave., Room 339
(between E32nd & E33rd streets)
(646) 592-4210
counseling@yu.edu

Cardozo Law School:
215 Lexington Ave., Room 339
(between E32nd & E33rd streets)
(646) 592-4210
counseling@yu.edu

COVID-19 Resources

Life is Different Right Now

There have been many significant changes to our lives in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of which can be challenging. It is normal to feel worried and scared. It is normal to feel overwhelmed by the effects of social-distancing or quarantining, remote courses and learning, changes to lifestyle, living arrangements, financial status, etc. Please know that the Counseling Center is here for you. Reach out to us if you are struggling. Let us help support you during this time: counseling@yu.edu

Below are several resources we have found to be helpful. We will be updating this list continuously so check back often!


Mental Health Resources

The Counseling Center Newsletter

It's OK Not to be OK

Calming Visualization


General


Safe Relationships Resources
  • To place a confidential call to the Support for Victims of Rape and Incest (SOVRI) helpline,
    call: 888-613-1613; SOVRIHelpline@gmail.com 
    Learn more about SOVRI here
  • To place a confidential call to Shalom Task Force, call: 888-883-2323
    Learn more about Shalom Task Force here
  • Learn more about SAVI- Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention- here

Mobile Health Tools

Browse our resources on apps and technology related to mental health and wellness: 

  • Self-help for Anxiety Management 
    This is a self-help app for those that are having difficulty managing their anxiety. 
  • MindShift 
    Is your anxiety impacting your life? There are things that you can do. This app is for adolescents and young adults that can help change your perspective of anxiety.  
  • Calm App 
    Ready for some calm in your life? This app can help you relax, sleep, and more.
  • Headspace App 
    Learn how to practice Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness Coach 
    Learn how to be present and mindful throughout your day. 
  • Relax Melodies 
    Choose from a variety of sounds and melodies to help you relax.
  • Mint Personal Finance 
  • Great app to help organize your finances, budget, and bills. 
  • Couch to 5k 
    Need help getting off the couch? This app is a great running app/training coach and has a GPS tracker as well!
  • RunKeeper 
    Start exercising! The impact of exercise on mental and physical health are well documented. Track your workouts while still being able to listen to your own music.Track your workouts and get the motivation you need to hit your fitness goals.
Contact Us

In case of an after-hours emergency, call campus security, dial 911, or call Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corps at
(212) 230-1000

Beren Campus Security: (212) 340-7709
Wilf Campus Security: (212) 960-5200
Cardozo Campus Security: (212) 790-0303

Hours of Operations

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 2:00pm

The Counseling Center is closed on all University holidays

Locations

Wilf Campus:
500 West 185th Street, Furst Hall, Suite 520
(646) 592-4200
counseling@yu.edu

Beren Campus:
215 Lexington Ave., Room 339
(between E32nd & E33rd streets)
(646) 592-4210
counseling@yu.edu

Cardozo Law School:
215 Lexington Ave., Room 339
(between E32nd & E33rd streets)
(646) 592-4210
counseling@yu.edu

Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Life is Different Right Now

There have been many significant changes to our lives in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of which can be challenging. It is normal to feel worried and scared. It is normal to feel overwhelmed by the effects of social-distancing or quarantining, remote courses and learning, changes to lifestyle, living arrangements, financial status, etc. Please know that the Counseling Center is here for you. Reach out to us if you are struggling. Let us help support you during this time: counseling@yu.edu

Below are several resources we have found to be helpful. We will be updating this list continuously so check back often!


Mental Health Resources

The Counseling Center Newsletter

It's OK Not to be OK

Calming Visualization


General


Safe Relationships Resources
  • To place a confidential call to the Support for Victims of Rape and Incest (SOVRI) helpline,
    call: 888-613-1613; SOVRIHelpline@gmail.com 
    Learn more about SOVRI here
  • To place a confidential call to Shalom Task Force, call: 888-883-2323
    Learn more about Shalom Task Force here
  • Learn more about SAVI- Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention- here

Mobile Health Tools

Browse our resources on apps and technology related to mental health and wellness: 

  • Self-help for Anxiety Management 
    This is a self-help app for those that are having difficulty managing their anxiety. 
  • MindShift 
    Is your anxiety impacting your life? There are things that you can do. This app is for adolescents and young adults that can help change your perspective of anxiety.  
  • Calm App 
    Ready for some calm in your life? This app can help you relax, sleep, and more.
  • Headspace App 
    Learn how to practice Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness Coach 
    Learn how to be present and mindful throughout your day. 
  • Relax Melodies 
    Choose from a variety of sounds and melodies to help you relax.
  • Mint Personal Finance 
  • Great app to help organize your finances, budget, and bills. 
  • Couch to 5k 
    Need help getting off the couch? This app is a great running app/training coach and has a GPS tracker as well!
  • RunKeeper 
    Start exercising! The impact of exercise on mental and physical health are well documented. Track your workouts while still being able to listen to your own music.Track your workouts and get the motivation you need to hit your fitness goals.
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