Counseling and Wellness Services

Student Counseling Services

How to reach us

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

Wellness and Counseling Events

Meet the Team

Sherry Adams, LCSW

Sherry Adams, LCSW (she/her)
Director of Counseling and Wellness
sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu

Ashley Harwood, LMSW (she/her)
Student Wellness Counselor
ashley.harwood@sph.cuny.edu
 
Khadiza Akter

Khadiza Akter (she/her)
Social Work Intern
khadiza.akter@sph.cuny.edu

Thomas Salvanti

Thomas Salvanti (he/him)
Social Work Intern
thomas.salvanti@sph.cuny.edu

24/7 Wellness and Counseling Services

CUNY Crisis text line

CUNY Crisis Text Line

Text CUNY TO 741741

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Togetherall

Togetherall is a safe, online community to share feelings anonymously and get support to improve mental health and wellbeing.  In the community people support each other, safely monitored by licensed and registered mental health practitioners.

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NYC Well

Text WELL to 65173
Chat https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

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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 988lifeline.org

CUNY LGBTQI+ Hub

The CUNY LGBTQI+ Hub

The online CUNY 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 representative is Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams.

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The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQIA+ Support)

Text START to 678678
Chat https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/
Call
1-866-488-7386

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SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)

Call: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call: 1-800-799-7233
Text: LOVEIS to 22522
Website: https://www.thehotline.org/

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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.

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eCHECKUP To Go

The eCHECKUP TO GO programs are anonymous, evidence-based, online self-assessment and prevention/intervention plans for alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine use. This is a free and confidential service.  Each 20-30 minute program is self-guided and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor.  However, if you would like support prior to or after using eCHECKUP TO GO please reach out to Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu.

Please use these links for access to the programs:

Other Resources

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: http://www.healthycuny.org/survivingandthriving.  The new version includes updated information and resources on vaccinations and telehealth services.

NYC Care healthcare services for CUNY students

Did you know that NYC Health + Hospitals started a healthcare access hotline exclusively for CUNY students? Students can now call 646.614.CUNY (646-614-2869) to learn more about MetroPlusHealth and NYC Care. Trained representatives will help callers find out if they are eligible for free or low-cost healthcare, regardless of citizenship status. Language services are also available- from Spanish to Bengali to Mandarin and beyond! Upon enrollment, hotline operators can also connect students to make an appointment for health care or mental health services at a health center, clinic, or other facility operated by NYC Health and Hospitals. Getting health care early can help prevent illnesses, avoid medical debt, and support success in school.

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