Counseling Services

The following list of Mental Health Services is by no means comprehensive. The eight recommended clinics or institutes derive from an on-line search of appropriate facilities, an existing Cooper Union review of referral services and the opportunity for the reviewer to make a site visit. Referral sources that have special expertise with student and young adult populations, and that are located near Cooper Union are emphasized.

Training Institute for Mental Health
115 West 27th St, 4th Floor, NY NY 10001
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Hours: 9 AM - 9 PM, Monday through Friday

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
1841 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10023
212-333-3444 (Ask for an intake interview)
Web Address:
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM - 9 PM; Saturday, 9 AM - 3 PM
Fee: $25 for students

New York Psychotherapy Group
This organization is a referral service.
Web Address:
Hours: Appointment Only.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th St, Suite 501
New York, NY 10017
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Hours: 9 AM - 8 PM Monday through Thursday; 9 AM - 5 PM Friday

Fifth Avenue Center
915 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
Web Address:
Hours: 9 AM - 8 PM, Monday through Friday

Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health
41-51 East 11th St
New York, NY 10003
Contact: Marylin Horowitz
Web Address:
Hours: 9 AM - 9:30 PM, Monday through Friday

Center for Educational and Psychological Services
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, Box 91
New York, NY 10027
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 AM - 9 PM; Friday to Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM


Other Services

Since our evaluation of local services was done during May 2000, several additional services have been brought to our attention. These are listed here.

Karen Horney Clinic
Program for People in the Arts. Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis for: Performers, Visual Artists, Writers, Related Arts Professionals, Students of the Arts.
Location: 329 East 62nd Street.
Applying: Call (212) 838-4333. Ask for the Arts Program Director for information or to arrange an initial consultation.

Cornell University Medical Center
Depression Treatment Study
If you are suffering from depression, you may be eligible for free medication treatment. No psychotherapy treatment available.
Location: 525 E. 68th St.
For more information: (212) 746-5705

Village Counseling Center
Location: 915 Broadway, Suite 1200
Telephone: (212) 674-5800

Domestic Violence Counseling/ Referrals
Telephone: 800 942-6906
800 942-6908 (Spanish)

Theodore Reik Center
Location: 40 West 13 St.
Telephone:(212) 924-7440

The crisis, information, and referral network for emotional and substance problems. This is a free, confidential service of The Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc. in collaboration with The New York Department of Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services.
Telephone: (800) 543-3638

Crime Victims Treatment Center
The Crime Victims Treatment Center at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center has been making a difference in the lives of those who have suffered through domestic violence, rape, and other crimes. The largest hospital-based program in New York State, the CVTC is available around the clock to provide counseling, emotional support, and advocacy for the victims and their families following a violent crime. Counselors are trained to assist them in the emotional recovery process. Counseling takes place immediately in the hospital emergency room and in the days and weeks following the assault.
Location: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
Telephone: (212) 523-4728

Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon's 24-hour hotlines currently receive calls from over 180,000 New Yorkers each year who have been victims of crime and abuse. Hotline crisis intervention specialists answer calls on domestic violence, crime, and sexual assault. Callers are assisted to safety, provided with access to resources including emergency lock replacement, food, transportation and shelter, and given referrals to programs that can help them further.
Telephone: (212) 577-7700 or (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
Hotline: (212) 577-7777

The Alfred Adler Center for Mental Health
Location: 594 Broadway, Suite 1213
Telephone: (212) 254-1048
CMPS Consulation and Referral Service
Location: 16 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011-8708
To schedule an appointment: (212) 228-6036
The Consulation and Referral Service of the Center for Modern Psychanalysis offers short and long term therapy at affordable fees for a wide-range of emotional issues, such as: anxiety, depression, addictions/substance abuse/relationship difficulties/parental concerns, adolescent problems, job stress. There is a forty dollars fee for the initial consulation. After the interview the fee for therapy is mutually agreed upon between the therapist and client.
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Last updated: November 2011

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