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Mental Health Services for Medical Students

At NYU Grossman School of Medicine, we understand that the academically rigorous environment of medical school may cause unfamiliar stress. To help you deal with that stress, we provide free, confidential mental health services, by appointment.

Our Student Mental Health Service provides short-term counseling, medication consultation and management, and/or group psychotherapy. Issues we may be able to help with include the following:

  • depression
  • stress
  • anxiety disorders
  • alcohol or drug use
  • eating disorders
  • sexual concerns
  • identity concerns

If you are seeking long-term treatment, or if we recommend long-term treatment beyond the initial counseling sessions, our clinicians can assist with referring you to a mental health specialist who can provide care tailored to your needs.

Mental health services for medical students are overseen by Lia W. Okun, PhD.

For emergency mental health care when the Student Health Service is closed, the following free and confidential resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • If you are in danger or need immediate medical attention, call 911.
  • For immediate connection to licensed mental health counselors, call the Corporate Counseling Associates 24-Hour Helpline at 1-800-833-8707.
  • For crisis intervention and suicide prevention, call Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. Trevor Lifeline is part of the Trevor Project—a leading national organization in providing emergency services for LGBTQ young people.

We encourage students who use these resources to follow up with Student Health Services the next business day. We will provide ongoing support and connect you, or someone you care about, to further mental health care.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment for a routine consultation, call our office at 212-263-5489. You can also email Dr. Okun at lia.okun@nyulangone.org or Katherine Soller, Student Health and Mental Health Services Administrative Director, at katherine.soller@nyulangone.org. We are located at 334 East 25th Street, suite 104.