Counseling and Psychological Services
Response to Recent Community Feedback
Thank you to all our students who have taken the time to share their feedback about CPS. We are aware of, have been humbled by, and are reviewing all the testimonials and concerns that our students have expressed through multiple channels, including anonymously on social media. We take our students’ feedback seriously and will continue to utilize it to inform, assess, and enhance our services to the Fordham community. While the anonymous nature of the feedback has been informative, we encourage our students to also communicate their concerns with us directly so we can better understand, contextualize, investigate, respond to, and address them. To do so, please contact our Director, Dr. Jeffrey Ng, at email@example.com.
Additionally, in response to the experiences that have been poignantly conveyed by so many of our students of color, and in particular our Black students, about the racial climate on campus, we would like to share that one of our primary strategic goals for the current academic year is to "Increase access and utilization of CPS' clinical and prevention services by historically marginalized and under-served student populations.” To actualize this goal, we have developed and are in the process of working on various action steps for enhancing equity-based practices, initiatives, and protocols, which we recognize will require continuous evaluation, clarification, and fine-tuning in the context of engaging in ongoing conversations with our students of color.
And finally, we will be developing and publicly announcing additional action steps throughout the summer in response to the various concerns that have recently been shared about CPS. In the meantime, we will continue to listen to our students, and to support and assist them with their mental health needs as best we can. Thank you again for your honest and candid feedback, which we trust will contribute immeasurably to improving our services to students moving forward.
The Staff at CPS
Scope of Services During COVID-19 Pandemic
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) has temporarily suspended all in person, face to face services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CPS, however, remains more committed than ever to supporting your mental and emotional health during these unprecedented and challenging times.
Despite the physical closures of our offices, our dedicated team of psychologists, counselors, and psychiatrists are still available to provide a range of clinical services for our students by phone or video-conferencing from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST), Monday to Friday. These services include initial screenings, crisis intervention, individual counseling, psychiatric evaluations, and medication management. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during our non-business hours, please contact 911 or go to your local emergency room.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an initial screening or virtual "walk-in" appointment, please contact us at 718-817-3725 (Rose Hill and Westchester) or 212-636-6225 (Lincoln Center).
If you are already receiving services at CPS, please continue to remain in contact with your assigned counselor.
Find Help at Home
For help finding mental health and emergency resources in your local community, please contact 718-817-3725 (RH and Westchester) or 212-636-6225 (LC).
Join Us Live
Counseling and Psychological Services is hosting workshops and drop-in groups via Zoom. These events are open to students from all Fordham University campuses.
Please note that drop-in groups will be limited to 8 students at a time and will be closed within 10 minutes after its stated start time. If you are unable to join a group either because it was full or the time does not work for your schedule, please contact us at 212-636-6225 or 718-817-3725.
More Online Resources
For more information and guidance on recognizing and managing emotional or mental health distress related to COVID-19, please go to one of the following links:
Fordham’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is a comprehensive mental health center that is dedicated to promoting the emotional and psychological health and wellness of our students. At CPS, we recognize that University life can be stressful due to academic, financial, family, and social pressures. These stressors can sometimes contribute to or exacerbate more significant psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, or difficulties with sleeping, eating, or attention.
CPS provides a range of services to help students address and cope more effectively with their stress and psychological concerns. No matter what challenges you are experiencing, our free and confidential services can help you better understand your difficulties, develop more self-awareness, and enhance your coping skills, academic performance, self-esteem, relationships, and overall well-being.