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Counseling Services

Each year, hundreds of students come to the FIT Counseling Center for assistance with personal and academic concerns. There is no problem that is silly and no problem that is too small. In fact, we encourage students to contact us when concerns are beginning to emerge, as problems left untreated or unresolved can become much larger and affect your personal and academic well-being.

Our services are free to all full-time, registered, degree-seeking students and are private and confidential. Faculty, staff, parents and student groups are also invited to use the Counseling Centerss consultation services and educational resources.

The Counseling Center staff, licensed social workers, psychologists, and consulting psychiatrists, provide short-term counseling and professional referrals for students. All clinicians have advanced degrees, training and experience, and participate in ongoing professional development and clinical supervision. Sessions with social workers and psychologists average 45 minutes in length, while sessions with consulting psychiatrists average 30 minutes in length.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Monday through Friday:  9 am - 5 pm
Evening Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday, 5 pm - 7 pm

Summer & Winter Session Hours
Monday through Friday:  9 am - 5 pm
Evening Hours:  By appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday, 5 pm - 7 pm
***FIT is closed for ten consecutive Fridays during the summer.***

In an emergency, call one of these numbers:

  • 911
  • Your local Emergency Care Unit in connection with the nearest hospital
  • 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638) a free, confidential service of the Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc. in collaboration with the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services