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Counseling & Support

Everybody needs help and support sometimes, especially during times of transition and stress.

Cornell is a caring community where you'll find people and organizations that can help you work through problems big and small, and support you in cultivating your emotional health and well-being.

Learning how and when to seek assistance is an important part of staying healthy, and of doing and feeling your best at Cornell. Consider starting here:

Professional Support at Cornell Health

Cornell Health's Counseling and Psychological Services staff provides professional counseling (individual and group), psychological care, support, consultation, and referrals to more than 3,000 students each year. Counselors also offer informal walk-in consultation at various locations around campus through its popular "Let's Talk" service.

Please visit Cornell Health's website for more information about:

Peer-to-Peer Support

EARS (Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service) offers nonjudgmental, short-term counseling by skilled student volunteers who have undergone extensive training and have passed through a rigorous selection process. EARS counselors can provide referrals for services within the Cornell and Ithaca communities.

Academic Support

Students can contact the Office of Graduate Student Life for any of the following reasons: resources for academic support, assistance in navigating their educational program, referrals to campus services, support for personal development, and any other concerns that are impacting your ability to succeed.

Tips & Topics

  • Cultivating resilience

    Learning to bolster your resilience, and to thrive in spite of daily stresses and challenges is key to supporting your well-being. Cornell Health's website offers many ways to practice boosting your ability to cope with stress and adversity, and to bounce back after disappointments or setbacks.

  • Learn to manage stress

    You may be concerned about managing the academic rigor of a place like Cornell. Research shows that unmanaged stress can impact your overall health and well-being. Review these tips and links to keep new stresses from getting out of hand and help you feel your best. And check out Let's Meditate, a free weekly guided mindfulness meditation program led by Cornell Health staff and other campus partners.