Here are the steps that will make it easy for you to set up a counseling appointment:
- Call the Counseling Center at 718-368-5975 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. If you call after hours, leave a detailed message and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, read the information below.
- When you speak with our staff member, Kathleen Pacillio, she will ask you to email a picture of your face holding up your Kingsborough identificationcard (ensure it is the front of the ID card) for identification and enrollment verification purposes.
- Once your identity and enrollment are confirmed, you will receive an email containing several PDF forms you will need to complete, sign, and return to: email@example.com within 24 hours.
- Upon receipts of the completed forms, Kathleen will contact you to schedule an appointment with a counselor and will ask for your preferred contact mode (phone or Webex).
- A counselor will contact you on the appointment day and time.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you are on campus and experiencing a crisis or emergency ask a public safety officer for help, or go to the Public Safety office for help (Room L202), or call the Public Safety at 718-368-5069 or 718-368-7777.
For immediate assistance or after hours, contact these free and confidential 24/7 Mental Health Helplines:
- COVID-19 Emotional SupportHelpline 1-844-863-9314
- NYC Well 1-888-NYC-WELL or Text WELL to 65173
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Suicide Prevention) 1-800-273-8255
- Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQIA suicide prevention) 1-866-488-7386 or Text START to 678678
- LifeNet Crisis Hotline 1-800-543-3638
- Safe Horizon (domestic violence resource) 1-800-621-4673
- National Domestic Violence hotline 1-800-799-7233
- SAMHSA Helpline (Substance Abuse/Mental Health) 1-800-662-4357
Pride Counseling - Pride Counseling offers online therapy to individuals in the LGBTQ community, and their goal is to offer discreet, affordable, and accessible treatment.
7 Cups of Tea - You can access free support from peers on 7 Cups of Tea or you can choose to pay to speak to a professional for a fee.
Doctor on Demand - Doctor on Demand provides access to a free assessment that can help you determine if you should talk to someone about anxiety or depression. If you it is determined you need to speak with a profession, you can choose to do so for a fee.