Counseling

If you are struggling with personal or academic challenges, the FIT Counseling Center is here to support you. 

Helping You Thrive at FIT

Find academic resources, support groups, and special events and activities.

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Academic Empowerment

This library of free resources—videos on time management, study skills, and exam prep—will help you balance school, your social life, and more.

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Groups and Activities

Looking for others with shared experiences who will listen and offer their perspective? Read about our support groups.

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News and Events

Our events and workshops cover common issues that students face—both in the classroom and outside of it. Find out what’s coming up and how to attend.

Using the Counseling Center

Any registered, degree-seeking FIT student is eligible for counseling services. Find out how to set up a confidential meeting.
The Counseling Center cannot respond to emergencies outside of business hours. However, if you need help urgently, click here for more information.

 

Before you book an appointment or come in, please read these FAQs.

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Providing Support for All Students

The confidential services at the Counseling Center are free to all registered and degree-seeking students. We offer 30-minute mental health assessments, typically within 10 days of your initial request for treatment. Students in crisis will be given a same-day risk assessment to determine how best to proceed.

Following your initial assessment, you may receive additional sessions on a case-by-case basis. After that, we may refer you to a support group at FIT or individual psychotherapy with an outside provider.

We encourage you to reach out to us when concerns are emerging. Problems left untreated or unresolved can become much larger and affect your personal and academic well-being.

In an emergency, call one of these numbers:

  • 911
  • Your local emergency care unit in connection with the nearest hospital.
  • (888) NYC-WELL ((888) 692-9355), press 2. This is a free, confidential, 24/7 information and referral crisis hotline offered by the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, and Vibrant Emotional Health.  
  • For psychotherapy referrals, please visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. To contact SAMHSA directly at the National Helpline, call (800) 662-HELP (4357). Treatment referral and information is available 24/7.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

 

Contact Us

Counseling Center

Dubinsky Student Center, Room A212B
(212) 217-4260
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 am–5 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am–7 pm