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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Classes and employee work moved to online and remote environments through remainder of semester.   Read more details at fitnyc.edu/coronavirus

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Counseling Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Concerning Counseling Services:

The FIT Counseling Center is operating remotely and will be conducting sessions as needed via phone and video.

Call us at (212) 217-4260 and leave a message. All calls will be returned within the same business day, with the exception of calls placed in the evening, which will be returned the next business day

We certainly recognize how stressful these times can be and will continue to do our best to help you manage whatever issues arise and find you the appropriate resources. Our webpage will be updated periodically with tips about managing stress, finding things to do while "hunkering down," ways to keep connected while practicing "social distancing," and additional resources to assist you during these unprecedented times.

For emergencies, contact 1-800-NYC-WELL and/or FIT's Department of Public Safety at (212) 217-7777.

Learn about the Counseling Center

Students come to the FIT Counseling Center for assistance with a variety personal and academic concerns. We encourage students to contact the Counseling Center when concerns are emerging and not to wait, as problems left untreated or unresolved can become much larger and affect ones personal and academic well-being.

Our services are free to all registered, degree-seeking students and are private and confidential. 

The Counseling Center will now offer triage assessments, typically within 10 days of a student's initial request for treatment. One to three additional individual sessions may be offered to students on a case by case basis. Group referrals, as well as referrals to an outside resource will then be provided as needed. All students who are in crisis and need to be seen immediately will be given a same day risk-assessment to determine how best to proceed. In order to meet the increasing number of student requests for counseling in this timely manner, we are no longer able to offer 6 to 8 sessions per student. Students seeking weekly psychotherapy will be given a referral to a community provider who can provide longer term care. 

In an emergency, call one of these numbers:

  • 911
  • Your local emergency care unit in connection with the nearest hospital
  • 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), press 2.  A free, confidential 24/7 information, referral crisis hotline offerred by the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, and Vibrant Emotional Health.  
  • For psychotherapy referrals please contact SAMHSA at https://www.samhsa.gov.  To contact SAMHSA directly at the National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).  Treatment referral and information, 24/7.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255