Counseling Services

SFAI provides free, short-term counseling—a space to talk about your worries, hopes, fears, goals, and strengths—with a licensed clinical social worker or a supervised master’s-level clinical intern. 

All conversations are confidential, and no information will be shared without your written permission.

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Services Offered

People come to counseling for support with any number of challenges, including transitions and adjustments, overwhelming sadness, anxiety, problematic use of alcohol or drugs, trouble with eating, and interpersonal or academic problems. They might also come to talk through a frustrating critique, tension with a loved-one, self-doubt, feeling stuck or unfulfilled, or simply with a hope for support in examining their lives.

Counseling Services offers:

  • A semester’s worth of free counseling each academic year (15 sessions)—once a week, every other week, or perhaps just a few times if you prefer
  • Walk-in hours every day from noon to 1pm at the 800 Chestnut Street campus
  • Workshops, groups, and trainings
  • Referrals to outside resources, providers, and psychiatrists for medication management and long-term care

Make an Appointment

Find Counseling Services at the 800 Chestnut Street campus on the Lower Level, Room 103; in the residence halls; or at the Third Street Graduate Center.

For more information, contact Deb Schneider, LCSW at counseling@sfai.edu or 415.749.4587

Forms

Before your first visit, you can download and fill out the following forms. They are also available at Counseling Services.