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Counseling services are available Monday through Friday.


  • 8 AM- 6 PM


  • 8 AM- 7 PM


  • 2 PM- 7 PM


  • 2 PM- 7 PM


  • 1 PM- 6 PM
Welcome to
Student Counseling

The Student Counseling Service at Downstate is part of the Student Health Service and provides free and confidential counseling and psychological services to all matriculating Downstate Medical students (College of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, School of Graduate Studies and the Masters of Public Health Program).

It is not unusual for personal, family, social, and/or academic concerns to interfere with a student's ability to get the most out of their academic/professional experience. When this happens, the SCS is here to provide information and support that help students solve their problems and achieve their goals. In addition, SCS provides outreach services as well as consultation to friends, faculty, and staff members who are concerned about a Downstate student. Please do not hesitate to contact the SCS to ask questions or to make an appointment.

To schedule appointments or for further information, contact:

Christine Saunders-Fields, PsyD
Director, Student Counseling Service
(718) 270-1408

Please include in your message days and times when you are available to meet.