The Rosemary Furman Counseling Center
The Furman Counseling Center promotes the social and emotional development of Barnard students to facilitate their richest experience of College Life. We offer free therapy, groups, workshops and medication to assist students in maintaining emotional and mental health. We support the College’s commitment to diversity, raising awareness of systems of oppression and unequal access to resources, and work to promote social justice.
Health Care setting still requires masking. Because psychotherapy with masks is difficult and limited, we will continue to provide mostly tele therapy sessions. However, in –person sessions will be available, in consultation with the therapists.
Monday - Thursday : 9 am to 5pm &
Pre-scheduled Evening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 7pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm | closed on weekends and holidays
Location: 100 Hewitt Hall, first floor
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
For Routine appointments:
Call the office 212-854-2092 or * Email firstname.lastname@example.org * Please do not send email if you need urgent appointment.
For Urgent Concerns : Monday - Friday 9 - 5
Call the office and indicate it's URGENT
Walk In appointments are available 9-4:30 pm Mon-Friday
For After Hours Psychological Emergencies 5 pm to 9 am and on weekends
- Call The After Hours Psychological Emergency line (855) 622-1903 OR
- Call Community Safety: 212-854-6666 OR
- If not on campus – call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
Community Emergency Contacts
|Crisis Text Line||Text HOME to 741741|
|Student of Color Crisis Text Line||Text STEVE to 741741|
|Trevor Project Crisis Text Line (LGBTQ)||Text START to 678678|
|Samaritan Help Line||Call or Text ( 877) 870-4673|
|Trans Life Line Peer Support Hotline||Call 877-565-8860|
The world is currently facing a crisis, and our Barnard community is being impacted in many ways. While there is a lot of uncertainty right now, Furman counselors are available and committed to supporting Barnard students. In our efforts to offer remote psychological services to students, we have outlined some information to help you access additional resources and support:
Online Support for Barnard Community
Feel Well, Do Well coping with Covid-19 video
Being able to name and unpack our many different emotions can help us manage them as we go through this pandemic and isolation. This video describes our multiple emotional states and offers a number of strategies to cope with the challenges we're facing.
Apps for Coping and Self-Care
Download a free app to help manage your emotions:
- Virtual Hope Box
- Tactical Breather
- Self-help for Anxiety Management
- Panic Relief free
Resources for Stress, Trauma, and Coping
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 I CDC
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health I SAMHSA
- COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress
- JED's Mental Health Resource Center
- Seize the Awkward provides resources for maintaining mental health during Coronavirus
- Love is Louder Action Center provides tools for staying calm, connected and active
- JED's and MTV's Press Pause includes animated PSAS and online hub with simple mindfulness techniques
- JED's Covid-19 Resource Guide
- SAMHSA has Tips for Coping with Traumatic Events
- MPCG Self-Care tips and resources for BIPOC in the workplace
Resources for Those Managing Eating Disorders During COVID-19
- Free Online Eating Disorder Support Groups
- Free and Anonymous Online Virtual Meal Support:
- Food Psych Podcast (Christy Harrison):
LGBTQ+ Healing Spaces and Resources
- We Keep Each Other Safe: A Guide By and For Black, Indigenous, Latinx, POC and LGBTQ Communities Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic | Forward Together
- The LGBT Center's Community Calendar lists social craft and performance events as well as support group schedules for nourishing your values and building community.
- The LGBT Community Center's Resource page
- 11 Self-Care Tips from Expert Queer Healers, by NYC queer organization them.
- Trans Lifeline's Hotline: US (877) 565-8860
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.
- Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender People Navigating COVID-19 from Trangender Legal Defense and Education Fund
- What Trans People Need to Know About COVID-19 from National Center for Transgender Equality. Note also that binding does not increase odds of getting sick, but people with an active respiratory illness should refrain or bind very loosely to best heal.
- Under the New York State Human Rights Law, discrimination based on gender identity or expression is prohibited in all places of public accommodation, including hospitals. See Gender Identity Discrimination by Hospitals in New York State.
The realities of anti-blackness, violence against Asian American Pacific Islander and Black communities, racial disparities, and racial injustice have plagued our society long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some resources to promote healing, advocacy, and self-care during a time of ongoing uncertainty and unrest.
AAPI Healing Spaces & Resources
- Asian LifeNet Hotline 877 990 8585
- Asian Mental Health Collective : a community for Asian mental health support
- Asian American Feminist Collective : an intersectional feminist group that focuses on exploring identity, building community, political education, and advocacy.
- Asians for Mental Health
- AAPI Women Lead: supports AAPI women and girls with workshops and and research, and promotes movements such as #ImReady, which addresses issues like gender-based and racial discrimination and sexual harassment in the community.
- A series of therapist led circles, designed to address anti-Asian racism
- National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association – Lists behavioral and mental health services in different U.S. state
- Asian American Psychological Association
- National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
- Stop AAPI Hate – Site that allows people to report incidents against members of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in several languages
- Free Healing Circle for AAPI Folks
- Subtle Asian Mental Health
- Angry Asian Feminist
- Selected Patient Information in Asian Languages (SPIRAL) – Includes lists of health centers and other medical information in various Asian language
- Special Services for Groups, Inc. (SSG) – Provides behavioral health services, recovery support, and prevention strategies for immigrants and people with limited English skills
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
- National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO)
- Racial Trauma Toolkit
- Ethel's Club
- Young, Gifted, @ Risk and Resilience: A video toolkit
- Coping with Grief after Community Violence
- BEAM Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
- 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in this Country
- Dealing with Trauma: 21 Things you can do
- The Unplugged Collective: Founded by a Barnard student class of '22, a digital healing circle where Black women and non-binary people have been showing up as they are to share stories about body discrimination, mental health, anti-Blackness, and more
- Blackandembodied by Alishia Mcllough, LCMH: Black mental wellness and self-love, along with social justice issues like fat liberation.
- Decolonizing therapy by Dr. Jennifer Mullan
- Dr. Thema: Focus on healing trauma and working at the intersection of gender and race.
- Dr. Mariel Buque: How your soul is holding up
- Iyanla: Fix My Life
- Black Girls in OM
- Brown Girl Self-Care
- POC Online Classroom<
- Sister Afiya
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