Student Support & Counseling

THE STUDENT SUPPORT & COUNSELING TEAM

The team of Student Support & Counseling is part of the Office of Student Health & Wellness in the Division of Student Affairs. The objective is to provide students with a central point for wellness support and resources at Teachers College. We’re available to meet with you by appointment only to provide referrals, resources, and orientation on mental health services. In addition, we offer short-term mental health counseling sessions for students unable to find a therapist or an adequate resource for support.

Additionally, our office conducts informational sessions throughout the year to bring awareness and support around mental health.

Consultations and sessions are free of charge to any TC student, regardless of course load, insurance plan, or payment of the Columbia Health Fee. To make an appointment for a consultation click here, we'll reach back to you as soon as possible with a date and time.

For any other questions, please send an email to studentwellness@tc.columbia.edu, or call and leave a message at 212-678-7432.

Still unsure about resources and services? Take a look at our FAQs, there is a whole section about the Student Support & Counseling team and how we can help you. 

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Note on Remote-Work Operations of Student Support & Counseling

Dear Student,

During these weeks of continuous updates we are following the current procedures in place from the college administration, and we’re still working remotely to provide students with the best access to resources for mental health care while balancing the collective need to remain physically safe regarding the COVID-19 precautions.

Enrolled students can still request a first phone appointment with the Student Support & Counseling team following the same procedure as always, filling the Contact Form in our website.

For general Inquiries, rescheduling or cancellation of appointments students, faculty and staff can reach our office during business hours at studentwellness@tc.columbia.edu.

In case of emergencies: As usual, students can find Emergency contact and information on our website, or call 24/7 the line 212-854-2878 of Columbia Health for psychological support.

We regret the disruption of in-person appointments at this time, but we are hoping that everyone can access the care they need in a way that also provides protection as mandated by the World Health Organization and is consistent with our message of wellness and self-care. 

For more information and updates on COVID-19, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NYS Department of Health websites. You can also text 692-692 with the message "COVID" to receive regular updates from Notify NYC. 

 

Find below additional resources that are still available for you 24/7 for Mental Health support, do not hesitate to reach out to them if not feeling well, needing to speak to a counselor, or seeking support through a crisis.

 

Columbia University

New York City

  • NYC WellAt any hour of any day, in several languages, via phone, tablet or computer, NYC Well provides crisis counseling for free. Call the following numbers:

1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

1-888-692-9355 (Español)

1-888-692-9355 (中文)

711 (TTY for hearing impaired)

You can also text “WELL” to 651-73, or Chat Here.

Nationwide Resources

 

Search tool for Mental Health providers: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ 

Other resources: https://psychcentral.com/lib/common-hotline-phone-numbers/

Nadine Postolache
Counseling Graduate Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Languages: English, Spanish, Russian

Fall Semester Hours: Mondays 9am-5pm, Wednesdays 9am-3pm, and Thursdays 9-11am

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