JTS Counseling Center

The JTS Counseling Center is available to students to help them get the most from their academic, spiritual, and emotional life at JTS. The psychologists, social workers, and psychology interns offer a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment where students have the time and space to explore what is contributing to any current distress and to figure out ways to cope with their difficulties.

The JTS Counseling Center offers:

  • Initial consultation and assessment (the first appointment)
  • Supportive individual psychotherapy
  • Referrals to and resources about outside services (psychotherapy, psychiatry, organizations, and support groups in the community)
  • Consultation and outreach
  • Workshops
  • Anonymous online screenings for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other mental health issues
  • Medication referrals
  • Career-interest testing

Consultation, crisis intervention, brief-to-intermediate-term individual psychotherapy, and referrals for longer-term psychotherapy in the community are available to all JTS students. Outreach and consultation, including programs for personal growth, are available for all students, faculty, and staff groups upon request.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Location: Brush 404 
Contact: (212) 280-6161 or counseling@jtsa.edu

Our multidisciplinary staff of senior psychologists and social workers represents a multiplicity of clinical interests and specializations, including depression and anxiety, wellness, abuse, sexual assault, sexual identity, multicultural issues, and women's issues. We are all committed to providing services in ways that respect, recognize, and honor the wonderful diversity of our students and their lives. Please visit our website for more information.

To make an appointment with one of our experienced mental health professionals, please call our director, Dr. David Davar, at (212) 280-6161. You can also reach us at counseling@jtsa.edu. If you are having an emergency situation, please call 911.