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CopeNYP Employee Urgent Counseling Program

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry has launched an urgent counseling service that provides faculty and staff across NYP, Weill Cornell, and Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons quick and free access to confidential and supportive virtual supportive therapy.   Staffed by trained mental health care professionals from WCM’s Department of Psychiatry, participants will receive emotional support and practical strategies to enhance coping that will be flexibly adapted to meet individuals’ needs and concerns.  

How does it work?

You can schedule a session with a therapist by contacting us at by email at empcounselinghelp@med.cornell.edu or by phone at 646-962-2710. A coordinator will respond to your request during regular business hours. We can schedule sessions during evenings and weekends if needed.  We are staffed by WCM clinicians.  If you are concerned about speaking with a therapist who you know, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

During a session, you can expect a trained mental health clinician to provide compassionate support aimed at alleviating distress and identifying effective coping skills to help you manage current stressors.

There is no charge for these encounters.
You can expect to receive from one to four sessions, depending upon need.

If you are in urgent need of assistance during our off hours please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Who is eligible?

All employees and trainees of Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons including faculty, staff, housestaff, trainees-- everyone.

What can you expect from our program?

You can expect a trained mental health clinician from Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry to work with you in confidence to provide compassionate support aimed at alleviating distress and identifying effective coping skills to manage current stressors.  The goal is to mitigate acute distress and to foster adaptive coping.   At the conclusion of the initial virtual visit your clinician will work with you to develop a follow-up plan that may include additional follow-up sessions and link you to additional mental health resources if needed. 

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