Student and Trainee Mental Health Program

All students (medical and graduate) and trainees (residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows) have access to confidential mental health services through the Student and Trainee Mental Health Program. The program offers a wide range of mental health services including initial consultation, psychotherapy, counseling, medication management, and referrals. Students and trainees most commonly seek treatment for adjustment difficulties, burnout, depression, anxiety, and attentional symptoms.

Our services are free for all students and trainees, regardless of their insurance plan. There are no out-of-pocket costs such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance. We bill your insurance directly and an explanation of benefits might be generated from the insurance carrier—but this is not a bill. If you receive a bill from Mount Sinai for our program’s services, please bring it to the attention of our administrative staff. If you are seeking long-term services, or would prefer to see a provider outside Mount Sinai, our program can perform an initial assessment, then provide suitable referrals. Any treatment outside the Student and Trainee Mental Health Program will require payment according to your insurance plan or a fee negotiated with the outside provider.

You may request an initial appointment by calling 212-659-8805, or by sending an email to STMH@mssm.edu. Phone calls to the Student and Trainee Mental Health Team are always confidential. Students can also set up an initial appointment through the online scheduling system in MARC.

To make it easier for you to attend clinical appointments, we have expanded to include evening hours several days a week. Our main location is at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, but we also provide therapy services one day a week at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and one day a week at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. As we continue to grow, we will increase our presence at those sites and will open up our services to trainees from other sites.

Our Services

Our program offers the following services:

  • Initial evaluations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Short- to intermediate-term psychotherapy
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Supportive psychotherapy
    • Organizational skills training
    • Stress reduction
  • Pharmacotherapy

We also provide outside referrals for psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, as well as specialized services such as dialectical behavioral therapy programs, intensive outpatient services, and disorder-specific treatment programs (e.g., severe eating disorders, substance use disorders).

Mount Sinai’s Psychiatric Emergency Services

For emergency mental health services, contact Psychiatric Emergency Services, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

The Mount Sinai Hospital: Contact the psychiatrist on call through the page operator at 212-241-5581, or call the Psychiatric Emergency Service at 212-241-5637

Mount Sinai Beth Israel: 212-420-4614
Mount Sinai West: 212-523-4000
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s: 212-523-3347