Physical & Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Services for Veterans

– Department of Veterans Affairs

Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System (Psych/Counseling)
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-686-7500
PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient
Evelyn Quinones   (212) 686-7500 X 6325
Manhattan Vet Center (Counseling)
32 Broadway, Suite 200
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-742-9591
VA Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program
This unique VA outreach program offers a wide range of services at the Teacher’s College Resilience Center for Veterans and Families. VA health care enrollment, assistance with educational benefits and claims, counseling services, and access to free tutoring. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Yvette Branson, Ph.D., VITAL Initiative Coordinator at, or at (646) 772-6087
Military Family Services

Our Mission: To provide effective and compassionate evidence-based treatments to family members of veterans. Whether you are dealing with the stress related to a family member’s current deployment or pre or post-deployment adjustment, we can help. The Military Family Clinic’s doors are open to veterans, active duty service members, and their families that are affected by all phases of deployment and other life stressors. Our team of highly trained and dedicated clinicians provides private, confidential, compassionate, evidence-based treatment, consultation, and medication management for individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families of primarily OIF/OEF service members and veterans. We work with clients who seek help for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Stress
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Readjustment Problems
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Family and Relationship Conflicts
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Children’s Behavioral or Academic Problems


To make an appointment, please call us at 855-698-4677 or email us at Tele-therapy is also available upon request. Generous funding for the Military Family Clinic is provided by the Robin Hood Foundation.For more information please download our brochure.

Harlem Vet Center

124th St. and 3rd Avenue

Colette Foreater

646-273-8139 x. 5144

The Harlem Vet Center offers FREE Services to military veterans. Their services include:

  • Combat and non-combat vets
  • Individual, family, couples therapy (for vets or family members)
  • Groups: DBT, mindfulness, PTSD (OEF/OIF), women’s
  • Benefits counseling, housing school
  • Higher level of confidentiality than VA (closed records to DOD)
  • No wait list

Mental Health Services for Students

Office of Counseling and Psychological Services

General Information: (212) 854-2284
After-hours urgent health concerns: (212) 854-9797
CU-EMS (Ambulance): (212) 854-5555
Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center: (212) 854-HELP
Uptown Campus Public Safety
On-Campus(212) 857-7979
Off-Campus(212) 305-8100
Counseling and Psychological Services supports the psychological and emotional well being of the campus community by providing counseling, consultations and crisis interventions—all of which adhere to strict standards of confidentiality. Counseling and Psychological Services offers short-term individual counseling, couples counseling for students and their partners, student life support groups, medication consultation, training, and emergency consultation. Students are encouraged to select a Counseling and Psychological Services clinician. When Counseling and Psychological Services is closed, a clinician-oncall can provide telephone advice about urgent mental health concerns. Please remember that if you have an urgent matter, it is recommended that you contact the office directly or by phone. Emailing our staff is inappropriate for urgent or immediate response.
Counseling and Psychological Services offers psychological counseling, couples counseling for students and their partners, student life support groups, and medication consultations to all Columbia University undergraduate and graduate students on the Morningside Campus who have paid the Health Services Fee. Emergency consultations and trainings are available to the entire university community.

Child & Family Center at White Institute

20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023
Office: (212) 873-7070

For family members of students without mental health insurance health coverage, the Child & Family Center offers counseling and service on a sliding scale fee based on income. Their approach in working with children, adolescents, and families is based on an understanding that all human experience is fundamentally interpersonal. And their philosophy is that children are most usefully understood in the context of their relationships, their families, their schools, and their socio-cultural environments. The staff consists of highly trained child mental health professionals and the Center is directed by senior clinicians who have administered and supervised work with children for many years in private practice, clinics, schools, hospitals, and agencies. They offer the neighborhood and the surrounding community a variety of services for children and families that address a wide range of problems. These include (but are not limited to) issues such as bullying, behavior problems, school refusal, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorders in young children, dealing with divorce, autistic spectrum and other developmental disorders, and children living with medical conditions.