Problem-Solving Drop-in

Need to talk about everyday life concerns impacting your emotional well-being? Problem-Solving drop-in is an opportunity to talk with a mental health professional about a specific situation that is causing emotional stress. Often a single conversation may help you gain clarity and find ways to address it. 

Problem-Solving drop-in is intended to be a one-time visit with a CPS provider. When you come to a Problem-Solving drop-in, your provider will work with you to understand the situation and help you develop a plan to address the problem. This may include connecting you to other campus resources that can help you along the way.

Among the typical problems discussed in these sessions are relationship problems, adjustment to campus life, career concerns, acculturation, or anxiety about academics.

These sessions are available to all Columbia students who have paid the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee.

If you are already seeing a CPS provider, please call 212-854-2878 to determine the best course of action based on your treatment plan or visit our Coping Tools page.

Please note that Problem-Solving drop-in is a supplementary support that is not intended to substitute for traditional counseling or other appropriate treatment options.  If you are seeking ongoing counseling or psychiatric care, please call 212-854-2878 during regular business hours to arrange an initial phone consultation that will help guide you to the resource that is right for you.

How to access Problem-Solving drop-in

Problem-Solving drop-in is walk-in only. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. See below for hours and locations

We are committed to maintaining our posted office hours, however options may occasionally become unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances.

As needed, your drop-in provider may refer you to individual therapy, support groups, or urgent drop-in counseling so that you get the appropriate support.

Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:00PM

Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2:00PM

Locations:

  • 10/29 – 8th Floor Conference Room

  • 11/12 – 8th Floor Conference Room

  • 11/19 – 8th Floor Conference Room

  • 11/26 – 8th Floor Conference Room

  • 12/3 – 8th Floor Conference Room

Mondays, 5:30 to 8:30PM

Wednesday - November 13th, 2019,  6:00 to 8:00PM

Please note that this drop-in is for Problem-Solving, which is typically a one-time visit with a CPS provider to talk about a specific situation that is causing emotional stress. If you are dealing with an urgent mental health concern, we encourage you to visit drop-in at Lerner 502, Mondays to Thursdays from 6 to 9PM. Check-in closes at 8:30PM.

Wednesdays, 1:00 to 3:00PM

Tuesdays, 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Undergraduate Residence Halls

Thursdays, 2:00 to 4:00PM

Mondays, 3:00 to 5:00PM

Mondays, 12:00 to 2:00PM

Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00PM

Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00PM

Note: graduate students will not be able to access drop-in located in undergraduate residence halls.

Sexual and Gender Identity drop-in

The Sexual and Gender Identity Team hosts drop-in hours at Lerner 502 on Thursdays from 5-8PM. Check-in closes at 7:30PM.

Sessions are first-come, first-served.

When you check in, please tell the reception staff that you are here for the sexual and gender identity drop-in.

Other ways to get support

Columbia University has many resources to help you have a positive university experience.