Counseling Center

When students talk, we listen.

Higher education often involves a time of change and personal growth. While college/graduate school is an exciting and positive experience for many people, it is also a time of personal, social, emotional, and academic difficulties. Our Counseling Center team is here to support JTS students.

Our diverse team of highly trained licensed psychologists offers a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment where students can explore any issue of concern, including, but not limited to, educational, adjustment, spiritual, relationship, and mental health concerns. No problem is too big or too small.

The Counseling Center offers:

  • Consultation
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy*
  • ADHD screening
  • Psychiatric referrals

*Couples therapy is available only when both couple members are current JTS students.

To Make an Appointment

Making an appointment is easy. Simply email us at, preferably using your JTS email address. Note: counseling appointments are for current JTS students only.


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10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m Monday through Thursday, by appointment.


If you or a friend has a psychological emergency after business hours, on the weekend, or on a holiday, please call Columbia’s on-call clinician at 212-854-2878.

In addition, for on-campus residents, Residence Life staff are on call after 9 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. The security officer at the front desk of your residence hall can connect you with the Residence Life staff member on call and the information is also posted on each floor of the residence hall (on the bulletin board).

In a life-threatening emergency, call 911. If on campus, call 911 and also notify JTS Security at (212) 678-8888 (x8888 from a JTS phone). You can also go to the nearest emergency room. The one closest to JTS is St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center at 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Click for the crisis text-line and suicide prevention hotline.


  • Crisis and Other Support:

The Psychology Externship

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