Short-term individual and group counseling is now available to students free of charge at Metropolitan College of New York. Our professionally trained counselors work with students who are experiencing emotional challenges and personal hardships that may be interfering with their wellbeing. Counselors utilize a problem-solving and strengths-based approach to help students develop coping skills and process their experiences in a confidential and supportive space.

In addition, counselors offer crisis intervention services and aid in connecting students to long-term mental health treatment and other valuable service providers in their communities.

Counselors are professionally trained to help you with:

  • Adjustment to new life changes
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity concerns/ questions
  • Attention difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Loneliness/ social isolation
  • Sleep troubles
  • Relationship/ family problems

Other Support Services

We also offer one-on-one support services to students that are registered with the Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services or any student that has a diagnosed medical, physical, or learning disability. Students that fall in these categories can meet with one of our counselors to help with challenges such as, but not limited to:

  • Personal and emotional struggles (depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • Problem solving
  • Time management skill building
  • Academic organization
  • School and/or test-taking anxiety
  • Self-advocacy
  • Coping with health conditions

Information for Staff and Faculty

Counselors are also available as a resource to MCNY faculty/ staff who have questions related to mental health.

Part of the goal of MCNY counseling services is to reduce the stigma around mental health. Campus-wide trainings and educational initiatives may be held and organized by counseling services.

How to Make an Appointment

  • Students who are seeking mental health counseling services can email or 212-343-1234 ext 2817. A counselor will conduct a phone screening to assess your needs and to schedule an intake appointment.

  • Review and bring a signed copy of the intake packet.