Counseling Center

August 2020

A Note from St. Francis Counseling Center in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic:

The Counseling Center at St. Francis of Assisi now offers affordable, low-cost mental health counseling by telephone and virtual therapy platforms like Zoom.

Could you benefit from talking to a mental health professional – at any time, and particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Many people report difficulty managing anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, financial worries, illness or death of a loved one from COVID-19, concerns about adversity ahead, what is beyond our control and what is in our control, and spiritual conflict. The Coronavirus has all of us learning to grapple with immeasurable losses, uncertainty and stress.

One act of self-care you can take is to reach out for telemental health from the safety and comfort of your own home. You will receive support and personal connection from a counselor helping you process a wide range of emotions, learn practical coping skills, and hopefully find meaning in this crisis through faith and spiritual practices.

Please call 212-736-8500, Ext. 290, leave a message, and we will return your call.


The St. Francis Counseling Center is a separately incorporated ministry operated out of the St. Francis House at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi on 31st street in New York City. 

What can the St. Francis Counseling Center offer as you face life’s problems and challenges?

When the solutions you are applying to your problems are not working, a qualified professional can help you find successful pathways for reaching your goals, gain a different perspective on your life, and see possibilities you never appreciated before.

When you are in a crisis, counseling can help lessen the anxiety and pressure related to your problems by providing a safe place to deal with them and a caring professional whom you can trust.

When you are ready to ask for the help you need, you’ll find your commitment of time and the discovery of inner resources will eventually lead to increased self-esteem and a deeper sense of peace.

How can the St. Francis Counseling Center help you?

Problems with daily living:

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety, panic disorders, scrupulosity
  3. Low self-esteem


Marriage and Family Issues

  1. Marriage and couple counseling
  2. Separation and divorce
  3. Sexual abuse and domestic violence


Adjustment to Life’s Issues

  1. Bereavement counseling
  2. Sudden job loss or career change
  3. HIV counseling
  4. Experiencing life’s losses



  1. Alcohol and drug addiction
  2. Sex addiction
  3. Eating disorders


About the St. Francis Counseling Center:

We are New York State licensed psychotherapists and also certified pastoral counselors rooted in the Roman Catholic Franciscan tradition.

Counseling Services are available by appointment only.

Counseling Services are available on a long-term or short-term basis tailored to the specific need of the individual.

Fees are determined on a sliding scale basis.

Some services are covered by major insurance carriers. Ask your counselor for details.

Bilingual counselors are available to Korean and Filipino communities.

The St. Francis Counseling Center is located at:

St. Francis House
135 W. 31st Street
New York, New York 10001

Call 212-736-8500, Ext. 290 to speak to a therapist directly and to schedule an appointment.

©St. Francis Counseling Center, Inc.

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