Counseling and Psychological Services

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Columbia Psychological Services (CPS) provides free counseling, consultation, and crisis interventions for all undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the Health Service Fee.

CPS's main office is located on the 8th floor of Lerner. CPS also maintains satellite offices throughout the residence halls.

A similar service is Nightline, which can be contacted from 10pm-3am at 212-854-7777 in order to speak to a trained, non-judgmental peer listener who is capable of providing referrals.

Office locations and clinical hours

    1. 100 Carman Hall
      Tuesday: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
      Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    2. 210 East Campus
      Wednesday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
      Thursday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    3. 115 Hartley Hall
      Monday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
      Tuesday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
      Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    4. 600 W. 113th St, Room 2BB
      Monday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
      Tuesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
      Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    5. 102 Broadway Residence Hall
      Tuesday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
      Thursday, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
    6. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 649 (Law students only)
      Monday, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
      Wednesday, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
      Friday, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

How to make an appointment

In brief, students can make an appointment by visiting the CPS offices, or calling 212-854-2878. Detailed instructions as follows:

  1. Regularly scheduled appointments can be made during the Main Office Clinical Hours, which are as follows:
    1. Monday through Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
    2. Friday, 8:00am - 4:30 p.m.
  2. In order to make a regularly scheduled appointment, call (212) 854-2878. You will be provided with a phone appointment with a counselor. Purportedly, these are scheduled within 1 business day of your initial call, but there is anecdotal evidence that the phone appointment may be scheduled up to 3 business days after your call. This phone appointment may lead to an in-person appointment, according to the urgency of your need.
  3. You should arrive 10 minutes early to your appointment to fill out necessary forms.
  4. You may also meet with a counselor during walk-in hours out of a variety of offices located in Residence Halls. Call (212) 854-2878 day-of to confirm that walk-in hours are open for locations following their normal schedule:
  5. If you have a psychiatric emergency outside of these available hours, you can either contact a clinician on call at (212) 854-9797, or visit your nearest emergency room. The nearest ER for students at the Morningside Campus is St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room (212 523-4000).

External links

Counseling and Psychological Services