Psychological Health Counseling

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CUNY School of Law provides short-term, psychological counseling to students, their partners and family. Group counseling, support groups and workshops are offered throughout the semester.

Attending law school is an exciting, but sometimes stressful process. Students can consult the Law School Counselor in regards to a wide range of problems. Previous students have come for help on: 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, and other emotional obstacles which can interfere with academic performance. Mental health is integral to and inseparable from over all health. If you are dealing with any of the above issues or another issue, know you can come into the counseling office, and speak confidentially on any issue.

Seeking help is an important part of the learning process as a law student, and a part of your professional development.

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

Linda Penkower, L.C.S.W.

Office: Room 5/111 Hours Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Same day appointments and Walk-ins Welcome

Phone: (718) 340-4216 Email


Title IX – Campus Information

The Psychological Counselor is not a mandated reporter. All material discussed with psychological counselor is confidential. The counselor is a resource to speak with about any issue or event.

NYC Bar Lawyer Assistance Pogram - 212.302.5787

The New York City Lawyers Assistance Program (NYC LAP) is a free and confidential hotline that is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. It is a service, available to attorneys, judges, law students and their family members, in New York City, who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, depression, anxiety and stress, as well as other addictions and mental health issues.

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