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Counseling- NY


Currently enrolled students. Alumni, prospective, and high school students are not eligible at this time.

Many students reach out to Counseling Services when they are having a hard time adjusting to life at NYFA, have family difficulties, relationship problems, or experience depression or anxiety. Some students see a therapist a few times; others come for a few months. For students struggling with chronic mental illness, Counseling Services serves as a resource to connect you with community resources that offer long-term care as well as psychiatric services.

You can stop by our office at 17 Battery Place to schedule or email counseling.referral@nyfa.edu to request a time to meet. You can also request support from a faculty or staff member to get connected with us.

No, there is no cost associated with counseling on campus. If you seek therapy in the community, there are low-cost options. If you would like to find providers through your insurance, we can guide you about what questions to ask your insurance.

Most people learn more about themselves, their family, and their feelings. You will work with your therapist to better understand the problems you want to work on, and hopefully, feel differently at the end. If you feel you still need the support of a therapist when you are finished with your sessions at NYFA, we will help you find a therapist in the community.

You can seek help from Counseling Services to connect with a doctor in the community. 

Yes, all therapy services are confidential and therapists won’t confirm or deny that you come to see us unless you provide written permission to us to disclose this. If you decide to talk with friends or family about coming to meet with us, we can help you start that conversation. Any files from Counseling Services are separate from your academic file and won’t impact any visa status.

Counseling makes every effort to accommodate students who are in crisis quickly, but at times we are unable to meet with you the same day and will make an appointment to meet with you the next business day. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, you should call 911 or take yourself to the nearest emergency room. 

Counseling can meet with you to consult about your worries for your friend. We can’t force anyone to come meet with us, but we can suggest ways to talk with them and share resources and walk you through the conversation with your friend. If you are worried that a friend is suicidal, please take fast action to get them connected to professional help.

NYFA Counseling Services
First Floor 17 Battery Place
Mon-Friday 9-5:30

Crisis Resources:
NYC Well: 1888-NYC-WELL (888)-692-9355 press 2 TEXT: “well” to 65173
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TEXT: “Start” to 741-741

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and don’t feel you can keep yourself safe, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room


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