Counseling Center

The BMCC Counseling Center is currently able to provide services to BMCC students online via Zoom video chat, phone and e-mail. Students can contact their counselor directly to discuss scheduling or email counselingcenter@bmcc.cuny.edu. Counseling Center staff will respond during business hours, summer hours: Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Students who have never been seen by a counselor or don’t remember their counselor’s name, can contact the center at counselingcenter@bmcc.cuny.edu. We look forward to connecting.

If you are having a mental health emergency, do not wait to hear back from a counselor.  Call 911, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), NYCWELL at 1-888-NYC-WELL or go to your nearest emergency room.

Note to our BMCC students:
You are resilient, brilliant, strong, resourceful, and powerful, yet you may also be hurting by the recent attacks against countless Black people at the hands of racism, systems of institutional oppression, and an abuse of power.

The BMCC Counseling Center stands in solidarity with all students fighting for social justice and equality. We condemn the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and the countless others who were subject to police brutality.

We acknowledge that racism is engrained in the history of this country and in the daily lives of our students. Wherever you find yourself during these turbulent times, please know we stand with you in solidarity and we are here to support you.

The Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the university and the academic success of students by providing high quality counseling and mental health services to students and consultative services to faculty and staff.

Counselors assist students in addressing psychological and adjustment issues (i.e., depression, anxiety, and relationships) and problems or issues including stress/time management that can negatively impact academic performance, student retention, graduation rates, and quality of life. The Center works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain a campus environment that encourages and supports psychological well-being.

  • Counseling is free and confidential for all currently enrolled students.
  • Counseling sessions are by appointment only.
  • Email counselingcenter@bmcc.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment.

Unemployment Insurance Updates

City and State officials have released information on additional unemployment resources as a result of the CARE Act that was passed on 3/27/20. Specifically there are new and additional unemployment benefits called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) that is available to those who are not typically eligible for unemployment insurance including self-employed/1099 workers, part time workers, and those who were not working for an extended period of time. Impacted students can apply by phone or online. We encourage all campuses to share this information with all students broadly via digital, faculty, student affairs and general college communications. More information can be found at: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdfand https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/cares-act.shtm.


Hotlines

(free and confidential; open 24 hours a day)

  • Suicide Prevention: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) – National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    TTY: (800) 799-4889
  • Domestic Violence: 1 (800) 621-HOPE (4673) – Safe Horizons NYC
    1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233) – National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Sexual Assault: 1 (800) 942-6906 – NY State Sexual & Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Substance Abuse: 1 (877) 8-HOPE NY (846-7369) – NY Substance Abuse & Problem Gambling Hotline
  • Hotline for Veterans: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) – Press 1 after dialing the number
  • LGBTQ-friendly Hotlines: 1 (866) 488-7386 – Trevorline
    (212) 714-1141 – NYC Anti-VIolence Project
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Hotline and Referral: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

BMCC Counseling Center

Virtual Appointments Only at this time
Phone: (212) 220-8140
Email: counselingcenter@bmcc.cuny.edu

 

Please note that our email address is not monitored continuously. If this is an emergency call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Appointments Are Available:
Mon. – Thurs.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.