Long-term counseling provides an opportunity for more in-depth exploration of how your past, thoughts, or experiences may affect your life today.

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Is long-term counseling right for me?

If you want to meet with a counselor weekly or twice weekly on a regular basis, you should consider long-term counseling in the community. Off-campus counseling will allow you to have ongoing sessions with a counselor every week – or even more frequently if you want.

Can CWS help connect me to long-term counseling?

Our Care Managers can provide you with referrals for long-term counseling resources in the community. They can also help you find an off-campus counselor who best fits your particular needs.

Having trouble taking the first step? Our Care Managers are available to help you call different providers and get you connected!

If you're interested in long-term counseling off campus in the community, contact the Wellness Exchange at wellness.exchange@nyu.edu or (212) 443-9999 to get assistance with referrals from a Care Manager.

Depending on the complexity of your request and the availability of providers in your insurance network, it may take up to 15 business days to receive your referrals from our Care Managers.

Who are the off-campus counselors?

We have a large network of off-campus providers and group practices who accept different insurance plans, including Wellfleet. We make every effort to identify and screen off-campus providers who are affordable or in-network with your insurance plan.

There are also many off-campus providers who are former CWS counselors and trainees and have extensive experience working with college students. If you’re looking for an off-campus counselor that meets specific demographic criteria or speaks another language, let us know! We can help.

What if I don't like the counselors you refer me to?

Our Care Managers are here to help you find the right long-term counselor for you! Let us know if you don't click with any of the counselors we refer you to so we can make additional recommendations. Similarly, if you’re having any difficulties connecting with the off-campus counselors you’ve been referred to, contact the Wellness Exchange at (212) 443-9999 for additional referrals and assistance.

Are there other ways to find a long-term counselor?

You can also contact your health insurance provider to find a long-term counselor in your network, ask your friends and family for recommendations, or search for a counselor near you on PsychologyToday.

Is it hard to find a long-term counselor?

It may take a few weeks to find a long-term counselor who is accepting new clients and a good fit for you. This process can feel frustrating. However, if you need long-term counseling, it’s important to establish a relationship with a therapist that you like and trust - someone who can work with you for as long as you need. If you’re experiencing any challenges connecting with an off-campus counselor, please call the Wellness Exchange at (212) 443-9999 for assistance.