Almost all of the Counseling Center's services are free and include:

  • Short-term, confidential individual and couple counseling for Cornell students.
  • Support groups on diverse concerns. Group topics and meetings times are determined by student interest.
  • Educational programs to enhance human development.
  • Consultations to parents, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Referrals for long-term therapy, specialized therapy, and medication. Check out our Guide to Receiving Off-Campus Mental Health Services.
  • Referrals for emergency and inpatient mental health services.
  • A resource library of educational information and videos.
  • Light therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  Light therapy is a free, self-service resource available during office hours in the Counseling Center lobby.  Information about SAD and light therapy is located next to the light therapy box.  Read about light therapy online (excerpts from this web book are available by the light therapy box).  *Please note that light therapy is not recommended for individuals with bipolar disorder (aka manic depression).
  • Online Mental Health & Anxiety Screening
    These free screenings are made available to all Cornell students and are taken anonymously. The screenings are provided so that you may find out--in a matter of minutes--whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you.
    • Online Mental Health Screening
      This link offers online screenings for depression, bipolar disorder (aka manic depression), anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD), alcohol, and eating disorders.
    • Online Anxiety Screening
      This online screening is for anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder, as well as depression.
  • Stress Free Room
    The Stress Free Room includes a biofeedback computer program, books and brochures on healthy ways to manage stress and anxiety, relaxing music CDs, a recliner chair with a back massager, and more.  You may make an appointment to use the room online, by calling the Counseling Center (319-895-4292), or in person at Ebersole.
  • Reiki
    Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  At the simplest, most obvious level, it appears that Reiki treatment helps lessen the impact of stress.  30-minute sessions are now available daily at the Counseling Center and the Health Center with Reiki Master Stephanie Abresch.  Call 319-895-4292 or stop by Ebersole to make an appointment; the fee is $20 payable at the time of the session. 

Note: The services of the Counseling Center are separate from any other student records. Information revealed in counseling sessions is confidential, except in cases of imminent danger or where otherwise mandated by law, or when permission is granted to release information.