Feeling down? The New School Counseling Service offers short-term individual counseling, group counseling, psychiatric consultations, crisis intervention, referrals and workshops. All services are free to students who have paid the Student Health Services Fee. All services are confidential and any contact with the program will not be part of your academic record.
Counseling is an opportunity to talk with someone who will listen in a supportive and non-judgmental manner. The counselor will listen to your concerns, help you clarify issues, explore your feelings and deal with problems effectively. We offer short-term individual treatment (up to 12 sessions), but the length of the counseling varies. During the initial visit, you and the counselor will discuss the problem or concern and together arrange a plan for treatment. After the initial session, you may decide with your counselor that long-term treatment and/or specialized treatment is indicated. The counselor will then help to arrange a referral to the appropriate place for treatment in the community.
The Counseling Service sees students about a variety of issues. Some common areas of concern for students include:
* Time Management
* Academic Concerns
* Adjustment to School
* Alcohol and Drugs
* Eating and Body Image Concerns
* General Mental and Physical Health Questions
* Relationship Concerns (e.g., friendships, roommates, partners)
* Relationship Abuse
* Suicidal Thoughts
* Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse
* Loss or Death of Loved One
* Traumatic Event
* Family Concerns
* Creativity Blocks
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit the Counseling Service Website.