Counseling & Wellness

Greetings from New York Tech Counseling and Wellness!

As we navigate through the COVID-19 health crisis, the professional counselors at New York Tech’s Counseling and Wellness Centers are reaching out to offer you support and provide some suggestions to promote calm and well-being during this difficult time.

Check out our "Bear Package" of Student COVID-19 Resources

Counseling services are being offered remotely through Zoom call/video chat. Please reach out to a counselor via email and we will be happy to set up a video chat. For Group Counseling to help with anxiety and stress please use this link to sign up. Once you sign up a Zoom link will sent to you. If you have any questions email

Register for Group Counseling

First, please remind yourself regularly, that we will all get through this crisis and it will pass! Things will get back to normal! Focus on one day at a time!

For the time being, however, we all need to follow the CDC guidelines and recommendations so that we all work together as part of the solution to get COVID-19 under control This involves increasing our personal hygiene practices and social distancing.

We would like to promote some suggestions to assist in keeping focused, productive, and connected to others. Set up a schedule with days and specific times that you will focus on your course assignments. Regularly partake of class chats, etc. to stay in contact with classmates and your professors.

Second, set up a schedule for some physical exercise. While gyms are presently closed, walking, jogging, and other video exercise routines can be enjoyed by all. Take your pet out for a walk. Physical exercise provides the production of our body’s dopamine and assists in our overall feeling of wellness. Again…please review CDC guidelines on a daily basis regarding going outside

Third, make a list of hobbies and other interests and activities you can engage in. For example, research a new recipe for dinner and cook it, bake some cookies, draw or paint a picture, play cards, get out the board games, (I love Monopoly), play charades, read a book, crochet, knit, macramé, make jewelry, etc. Listen to music: Sing! Dance! Do yoga, meditate. Call friends or family and have a conversation to catch up and enjoy! Get creative and get back to some of the fun basics. With just a little thought you will come up with lots of things to keep productively occupied.

Stay positive! Stay safe!

Long Island

Alexandra Lo Re, LCSW
Associate Director
Student Activity Center
Room 304

Joan O'Connor, M.P.S, LMHC, CASAC
Counselor III
Student Activity Center
Room 305

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New York City

Michael Schneider, MSW
33 W. 60th St.
3rd Floor

Tiffany Ciprian, LCSW
Associate Director
33 W. 60th St.
3rd Floor

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Sadia Halim
Associate Director
Student Activity Center
Room 308

Kylie Score
Associate Director
Student Activity Center
Room 309

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please note these counselors serve NYITCOM students only.

Talk to Us. That's What We're Here For.

Are you feeling more anxious, stressed out, depressed or homesick than usual? Come to the Counseling Services center on your campus and talk to us. Our licensed professional counselors can help you develop the resources and practical strategies to enjoy the social and academic success you deserve.

Free and Confidential

All on-campus counseling services are confidential and free of charge. In certain cases, our staff may make a referral to an outside provider, where fees may apply. Your confidentiality is protected within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship. Rare exceptions to confidentiality exist only if a counselor has reason to believe there is imminent danger to you or to others.

NYITCOM Students: Please refer to the Mental Health Initiative section in the NYITCOM Student Handbook.

Online Screenings

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a bad mood that will pass on its own and one you'll need help to get out of your way. This free and confidential series of questions only takes a few minutes to help you decide what's the best thing to do.

Just in Case: NYITCOM

If you ever feel you or a friend is in crisis; if you're facing or witness an abuse situation, sexual assault, or bias crime, open this app to find help right away.

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All students are required by law to submit Student Immunization Form verifying immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), and Meningococcal Meningitis when they enroll at NYIT.

Health Insurance


Effective now for the Spring 2020 semester, NYIT will automatically enroll all students who are legally required to have health insurance in the Aetna Student Health insurance plan.

This includes:

  • F-1/J-1 VISA INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (**Not Eligible to Waive**)
NYITCOM Students' Insurance Information

Accessibility Services

NYIT actively supports all of our students in the pursuit of their academic and career goals, including those who identify as disabled. We adhere to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.

For information regarding the specific support and accommodations we can provide, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services.

NYITCOM Student Accessibility Information

Need a Physician?

Please check to find a physician located near you who accepts Aetna insurance, or call Aetna Customer Service at 1.877.480.4161.

NYITCOM Students: Please refer to the Health Services Information section in the NYITCOM Student Handbook.

Long Island

On the Long Island campus, the W. Kenneth Riland Academic Health Care Center is staffed by physicians and advanced medical students from NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as medical students. Come see us any time you need primary medical care.

W. Kenneth Riland
Academic Health Care Center


In Manhattan, you can go to any one of several Urgent Care Facilities if you find yourself in need of non-emergency medical care. Please call the facility closest to you to ensure they accept your health insurance prior to receiving services.

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