The Counseling Center at Kingsborough Community College offers free and confidential mental health counseling services to all currently enrolled students. Our services are available both virtually and in person. Appointments are required for all individual counseling sessions. For more immediate assistance, walk-in crisis interventions for students in distress and consultations for faculty and staff are also available. More details about our all of our services and programs can be found on the menu to the left.
Scheduling an Appointment
If you are a registered student, you can call the Counseling Center at 718-368-5975 or email Counseling.Center@kbcc.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Our front desk is open from 9am to 5:30pm on Monday to Thursday (9am to 5pm on Friday). If you call after hours, please leave a detailed message and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours. Please note:
- We will need your name and ID number to confirm your identity and registration status
- For security purposes, we will send all communication and intake forms through your official KBCC email
- Once forms are completed and returned, a counselor will contact you to set up an appointment
- Room D102
Monday - Thursday
9 am to 5:30 pm*
9 am to 5:00 pm
*Consultations and sessions after 5 pm from Monday to Thursday are only available virtually.
- (718) 368 - 5975
- (718) 368 - 5057
Emergency and Crisis Services
Please note, our email and voicemail is NOT monitored continuously.
For 24-hour Crisis Support:
- NYC Well at 1-888-692-9355
- Crisis Text Lineby texting CUNY to 741741
- On campus call Public Safety Office at 718-368-7777 or go to Room L 201
- Off campus dial 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room
Services are always voluntary, free, and confidential. Sessions are generally about 45 minutes long and held once a week with a licensed or supervised clinician. During this time of remote learning, sessions are done either on the phone or via zoom.
Our counselors are people who care and listen to you in a safe, private, and non-judgmental atmosphere. We can help you clarify issues and identify goals from an objective point of view. We can also help teach you healthy strategies to effectively cope with your situation.
While we understand that college can be a time to have fun, make connections, and grow both personally and professionally, it can also be very stressful. It takes strength to recognize that you might need help and it takes courage to ask for help. When you are ready to talk to someone, please know that you can come to us.
All registered students can meet with a counselor for free to complete an initial assessment of their needs. Once you discuss your needs with a counselor, they can help you explore the best way to address them.
Students may either be seen for individual counseling at the center or directed to the appropriate on or off campus resource that best fits them. This service is specifically geared to helping students with personal and emotional issues that are interfering with achieving their academic goals. If your concerns would be better addressed by an off-campus provider, we can also help you find and get connected to those referrals.
No records about your visit exist outside of our office. We won’t share any information about your sessions to anyone unless you give us your written permission to release your records. There are a few exceptions to that rule of confidentiality:
- If we assess that you may be a danger to yourself or others
- If we assess that a child or elder is being abused, neglected, or exploited
- If we are required to present records or information as part of a legal proceeding
Should any of these situations arise, our staff will make every effort to discuss with you what information will be released and what steps will be taken.
- Adjustment to college
- Family problems
- Depression / Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Relationship concerns
- Anger / Conflict
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Crisis Counseling
- Referrals to off-campus community agencies
- Outreach services to the campus community
- Faculty and Staff consultation and training on how to intervene with students’ emotional or psychological concerns
Links to resources and support for the general public can be found below:
If you have recently graduated, become unemployed, or are uninsured, the links below may be able to help.
New York State Health Plan Marketplace for Individual and Small Business
Pearl Bodansky EP - United Health Care