Local Mental Health & Counseling Resources

Our Student Care Coordinator and Counselor, Cassandra Jolicoeur, is here to meet with students to provide support and to provide referrals to local counseling resources. Cassandra can be reached at jolicoeu@cooper.edu or at 212.353.4006.

In addition to the Cooper Union Counseling Services, there are a number of local agencies and therapists that are available to our students.

The Training Institute for Mental Health, 115 West 27th St, 4th floor, accepts most types of health insurance and often gives Cooper students three free counseling sessions. They have extended hours, which accommodate most of our class schedules. For an intake appointment, students should call 212.627.8181 and identify themselves as a Cooper Student.

New York City Mental Health Resources


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.