Student Support Services

THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM

The  Student Support Services team is part of the Office of Student Health & Wellness in the Division of Student Affairs. Our aim is to provide students with a central point for wellness support and resources at Teachers College. We are available to meet with you by appointment only to provide referrals, resources, and orientation on mental health services. In addition, we offer short-term wellness 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 on health and wellness needs. 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 Service

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 an appointment with the Student Support Services team following the same procedure as always, filling the Contact Form on 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/

Jonathan Johnson
Jonathan Johnson
Assistant Director of Student Health & Wellness at Teachers College and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Jonathan Johnson comes to Teachers College from the Sexual Violence Response Office at Columbia University.  As a Prevention Coordinator he co-managed the peer education program supervising and training a team of students on how to facilitate trainings on healthy interpersonal relationships, sexual consent and building a culture of accountability.  Additionally, he managed the Men’s Engagement initiatives and provided consultation for staff and faculty on working with male identified students.   

Prior to Columbia Jonathan worked for the Office of Special Programs at the City University of New York where he supported students enrolled in the Foster Youth collaborative.  He provided individual life coaching, crisis intervention, advocacy and leadership development for students across three campuses.  

Jonathan’s career includes work in article 31 mental health clinics providing evidenced based trauma therapy and family therapy services.  He specialized in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  He has consulted for the NYC Department of Probation and the NYC Department of Health on implementing evidenced based strategies for addressing complex trauma in communities of color.  Additionally, he completed training with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond on the Undoing Racism framework and he has supported organizations in developing anti-racist practices.  

Jonathan in committed to approaching health through an integrated lens and he blends his background as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Fitness Educator.  He is an active member of the American College Health Association, the American College Professional Association and, the Society for Public Health Educators where he serves as the co-chair of the anti-racism task force. 

Fabio Marcovski
Student Support Services Fellow & Graduate Assistant

 

 

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