Counseling & Health Services

Here are the steps that will make it easy for you to set up a counseling appointment: 

  1. 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.   
  2. 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. 
  3. 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: services@kbcc.cuny.edu within 24 hours.  
  4. 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).
  5. A counselor will contact you on the appointment day and time.

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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:

Other Resources

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.