Counseling and Wellness Services

Student Wellness Counselor

Sherry AdamsCUNY SPH Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams, LCSW has a wide range of professional experience in the field of social work. She works from a strengths-based perspective and collaborates with students to identify and implement their healthiest coping strategies. She is available for free and confidential short-term individual counseling and support group sessions.

Student Counseling Services


Students seeking support may contact Sherry Adams for individual counseling and support group sessions. To make an appointment, please do one of the following:

Hours of (Remote) Operation:

Mondays 10am – 7:30pm
Tuesdays 10am – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 10am – 6:30pm
Thursdays 10am – 7:30pm
Fridays CLOSED

24/7 Services and Other Resources

The CUNY LGBTQI+ Hub: CUNY is committed to providing educational excellence to its students while creating a diverse, inclusive atmosphere for learning. This online LGBTQI+ Hub features important resources and information for our students (including CUNY policies on protecting transgender and gender non-confirming students, the preferred name change form, and details of the LGBTQI Leadership Program). The CUNY SPH representatives are Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams and Student Life Coordinator Velvet Brown.

Crisis Text Line
Text CUNY TO 741741

For out-of-state and international students CUNY has partnered with Talkspace to offer online messaging therapy [at no cost] to international and out-of-state students. With a network of thousands of licensed clinicians, Talkspace is an online therapy service that connects users to a dedicated therapist from a secure, HIPAA-compliant mobile app and web platform. Users can send their chosen therapist text, voice or video messages, from any location, at any time. Please email Student Wellness Counselor at for the CUNY registration link and code.

For students in the U.S. please use the following 24/7 resources for after-hours support:

NYC Well Mental
Text WELL to 65173
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

988 Lifeline (previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
Anyone experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicide crisis can call or text 988 or chat with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at

The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQIA+ Support)
Text START to 678678

SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
Call: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call: 1-800-799-7233
Text: LOVEIS to 22522

NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence – this comprehensive initiative out of the Mayor’s Office details resources such as NYC Family Justice Centers where survivors can get connected to comprehensive, free, and confidential assistance.  It also lists the city’s 24/7 Domestic Violence Hopeline 800-621-HOPE (4673) for immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources. TTY: 800-810-7444.

For international students please see the list of international mental health support hotlines and helplines by country:

Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY
Written by students for students, the online Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY Spring 2021 Edition, seeks to help college students get help for problems they encounter related to education, mental and physical health, health care access, food security, employment, financial aid, and discrimination.  It also encourages students to become advocates for their own and their peers’ educational, health and social needs. The Guide is available at:  The new version includes updated information and resources on vaccinations and telehealth services.