About the Counseling Center

Higher education often involves a time of change and personal growth. While college / graduate school is an exciting and positive experience for many people, it can also engender social, emotional, and academic difficulties. Unfortunately, sometimes people feel it is a sign of weakness or dependence to seek help—either from someone they know or from a counselor. In fact, reaching out when you're in distress is a sign of strength, and it can take courage. It is also the first step toward managing or dealing with whatever it is you're going through. Our students come to us when they are grappling with a wide range of issues. Some of these include:

  • anxiety/stress
  • perfectionism
  • procrastination
  • sexual and gender identity
  • difficulties around food and body image
  • difficulties having close friendships and/or romantic relationships
  • roommate conflicts
  • feelings of isolation and loneliness
  • depression/sadness
  • varieties in levels of religious observance both at and outside of JTS
  • anger-management issues
  • inability to concentrate/study
  • motivation problems
  • emotional/physical/sexual abuse
  • drug and/or alcohol problems
  • family problems
  • death of a loved one
  • issues balancing family and school

Our counselors offer a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment in which students will have time and space to explore what is contributing to their current distress and learn ways to cope with it.

Please email counseling@jtsa.edu or call (212) 280-6161 for an appointment.

Read our Counseling Center Brochure (PDF)