JTS Counseling Center

The JTS Counseling Center is available to work with JTS students to help them get the most from their academic, spiritual, and emotional life at JTS. The JTS staff of psychologists, social workers, and psychology interns offers a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment where students have the time and space to explore what is contributing to any current distress, and to figure out ways of coping with their difficulties.

The JTS Counseling Center offers:

  • Initial consultation and assessment (the first appointment)
  • Supportive individual psychotherapy
  • Referrals to and resources about outside services (psychotherapy, psychiatry, organizations, and support groups in the community)
  • Consultation and outreach
  • Workshops
  • Personal coaching
  • Career-interest testing
  • Medication referrals

Consultation, crisis intervention, brief individual psychotherapy, and referrals for longer-term psychotherapy in the community are provided for all JTS students. Outreach and consultation, including programs for personal growth, are available for all students, faculty, and staff groups upon request.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Brush 404
Phone: (212) 280-6161 (Please call or, alternatively, email us at counseling@jtsa.edu for an appointment.)

Our multidisciplinary staff of senior psychologists and social workers represents a multiplicity of clinical interests and specializations, including depression and anxiety, wellness, abuse / sexual assault, sexual identity, multicultural issues, and women's issues. We are all committed to providing services in ways that respect, recognize, and honor the wonderful diversity of our students and their lives. Please visit our website at http://www.jtsa.edu/Campus_Life/Counseling_Center.xml for more information.

To make an appointment with one of our experienced mental health professionals, please call the director, Dr. David Davar, at (212) 280-6161. You can also reach us at counseling@jtsa.edu. If you feel your concerns are urgent or that you are having an emergency situation, please let us know immediately.