Psychological Counseling

The Psychological Counseling Services offered by CUNY School of Law includes short-term, individual, couples, families and group counseling, consultation and referral services. These services are free of charge to enrolled students. The counseling provides a safe forum for discussing identified problems, as well as more general issues of effectiveness in work and personal life.

All student counseling records are maintained in strict confidence in accordance with applicable ethical principles, codes of professional practice, and state and federal law.

Attending Law School is an exciting but sometimes stressful process. Students have consulted the Law School Counselor for problems ranging from Adjustment to Law School, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationship issues with faculty, staff, collaborative learning, family, friends and partners, Cognitive issues, Public speaking, Post Traumatic Stress issues, Sexual Identity, Bereavement, Cognitive - Psychological Issues and other emotional obstacles which can interfere with academic performance. If you experience any of the above, know there are solutions to these problems.

Linda Penkower, L.C.S.W.


Helpful Links

Alcoholics Anonymous

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The One Love Foundation

Special Victims Liaison Unit/Hotline (Sexual Assault)

Law Life Line: Mental Health Information and Resources
800-273-TALK (8255)

New York State Bar Association

Lawyers Assistance Program
800-255-0569Alcohol and Substance Assistance

Hospital Information including clinics and emergency rooms can be found here »


Medical & Psychiatric and Emergency Referrals

Community Health Center
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health care
356 W.18th St.
New York, New York 10011
(212) 271-7200

Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
25-10 30th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11102
(718) 932-1000

LIC Health Center
36-11 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11106
Tel (718) 482-7772

Medical Centers
356 W 18th St
(between 8th Ave & 9th Ave)
New York, NY 10011

LIC: The Floating Hospital Community Clinic
Categories: Doctors, Dentists, Counseling & Mental Health
41-43 Crescent St
Queens, NY 11101
(718) 784-0149

New York Foundling Hospital
1143 47th Ave # 1
Long Island City
(718) 784-4422

North Shore LIJ
Locations in Queens and Long Island
Medical and Psychiatric Services
102-01 66th Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 830-4000 (General)
(718) 830-4200 (Emergency)

Ambulance will be sent to bring you to hospital in an emergency

Duane Reade
4702 5TH ST
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 472-3600

AIDS Center of Queens County
L.I.C: (718) 472-9400

Phoenix House Drug Rehabilitation
(800) 378-4435

Long Island Consultation Center
All areas of treatment
24 hour Emergency Contact
97-29 64th Road
Rego Park, NY 11374
Phone: (718) 896-3400
Fax: (718) 459-5621


Pet Emergencies

Animal Clinic of Long Island City
32-01 36th Avenue
Long Island City, NY
Ph. 718-204-1043

Title IX Campus Information

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities at universities receiving federal funds. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.


Resources for Victims/Survivors Of Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Rape

RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

Live, secure, anonymous crisis support

NYC Rape Crisis Hotline

(212) 673-3000

Safe Horizon: Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline

(800) 621-4673

Safe Horizon:Domestic Violence Hotline

(212) 577-7777

NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

(212) 714-1141

Elmhurst Hospital: Borough Crisis Center

(718) 736-1288
(718) 883-3090

NYS Crime Victims Board

(718) 923-4325


Programs for Abusers

Safe Horizon Alternatives to Violence Program

(718) 834-7471

Sexual Abuser Treatment Referral Line

(802) 247-3132
Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm


Office Hours (Room 5/111)

Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm

By Appointment Same day appointments accommodated

Office phone: (718) 340-4216

New York State Bar Association
Lawyers Assistance Program

212 382.6600 N.Y.C

800-255-0569 N.Y.S

Alcohol and Substance Assistance