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Counseling Services

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Counseling Services

Any member of the Teachers College community may experience difficulties at work or in personal life for which professional guidance and counseling may be helpful. There are a number of resources for different members of the community listed below. This is not a comprehensive list, but a work in progress to which we invite additions and corrections.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

Available to all full-time employees of the College and their family members (traditional/non-traditional and extended family). The purpose of the EAP is to help find solutions to issues or problems. The EAP is managed by an outside professional organization, the Employee Development Center of the Cornell University Medical College, and offers free short-term counseling and referrals. Services are completely private and confidential. You may contact them at:

Employee Assistance Program, Employee Development Center, Cornell Medical Center, 136 East 57th Street, Suite 405, New York, NY

Phone: (212) 935-3030

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm

If there is an emergency, you can call EDC at any hour, seven days a week. Counselors are on-call 24 hours a day.

Columbia Health Services

Confidential counseling services are available to all students who have paid the Health Service Fee. In addition, as resources permit, special counseling programs and support groups are offered. Details may be found on the Web site listed below.

Columbia University Health Service, Counseling and Psychological Service, Lerner Hall, 8th floor
Phone: (212) 854-2878

Hours: Appointments are strongly encouraged, and may be made in person or by telephone (854-2878). A Walk-In hour, when students may be seen for a brief consultation without prior appointment, is especially suitable for students with an urgent problem. Walk-In hour is offered daily, during the academic year, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

After hours, during the academic year, for urgent medical consultation, you may contact the Clinician On-call at 415-0120. In the event of psychiatric emergency, contact the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room at 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, (212) 523-3347
Web site:

The Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services

The Center for Educational and Psychological Services (CEPS) is a community service, training, and research facility operated by Teachers College, Columbia University. CEPS offers a wide range of educational and psychological services to the greater New York community at affordable rates. These services are provided by advanced graduate students who are enrolled in professional, masters or doctoral degree programs at the college. Members of the Teachers College faculty closely supervise the provision of these services.

Room: 657 Thorndike Phone: (212) 678-3262