Health and Wellness at NYFA

Student Health and Wellness at NYFA

NYFA is committed to promoting the wellness of our community, and offers a variety of counseling and health resources to our students. As degree and certificate students are required to maintain health insurance coverage for the duration of their time attending NYFA, they are immediately enrolled in NYFA’s Student Health Insurance Plan (NYFASHIP). While NYFA does not have a health service or infirmary, there are excellent options nearby campus and the residence hall and it’s easy to find a primary care provider (PCP) who accepts the NYFA Student Health Insurance or your own health insurance.

Student Counseling

Tending to our overall wellness is an essential ingredient for success in college. NYFA’s Counseling Services provide short-term solution focused therapy to students currently enrolled in long-term academic programs. Mental health services are available at every campus, and counseling is free and confidential. For students needing long-term or specialty services not available at NYFA counseling, we provide referrals to specialists in the nearby community. The NYFA student health insurance plan (NYFASHIP) provides excellent coverage for inpatient and outpatient treatment of mental health disorders.

At NYFA, we encourage you to start thinking about how you can take care of your mental health even before you arrive. If you have a medical or mental health condition that requires medication, please plan in advance for how you will manage your healthcare while at NYFA. For incoming students who know they will need therapy upon arriving on campus, please contact Counseling Services in advance of your arrival so we can provide guidance and support.

New York Counseling Services
To request an appointment at the New York campus, please sent an email to:

Los Angeles Counseling Services
To request an appointment at the Los Angeles campus, please sent an email to:

Miami Counseling Services
To request an appointment at the Miami campus, please sent an email to: Therapy is done remotely over Zoom.

Florence Counseling Services
At our international Florence campus, students can contact to inquire about mental health resources and referrals.

NYFA Counseling Services Mission

Counseling at NYFA aims to support current students to collaboratively explore and understand personal issues in a neutral, compassionate setting. We support students through short-term counseling here on campus and by connecting them to long-term or specialized therapy and psychiatry within the community. Our aim is to promote healthy mental and emotional lives for our students by advocating early connection to care. Counseling provides support to the larger NYFA community through staff consultation and regular training related to identifying, supporting, and addressing the mental health needs of NYFA students with a particular focus on suicide prevention. For more information, explore the links below.