Student Affairs

Health & Counseling

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Manhattan School of Music offers a holistic approach to health & wellness, with services and counseling available to all students at the School.

For on-call mental health emergencies:
917-493-4000

MSM’s counseling center is located on the first floor of the main building at MSM (rooms 104 & 106) and is open to all students.

Counselors see students by appointment booked through the MSM Counseling Center Scheduling Form. Please fill out this form if you are looking to meet with one of our counselors.

Health & Wellness Staff

  • Eduardo Pereira, PT, DPT-RAC

    Physical Therapist
    To see if you are a candidate for Dr. Pereira’s physical therapy services, please make an appointment to see MSM’s Campus Health Nurse.

  • Sean Donahue, MA

    Counseling Extern

  • Dr. Michèle Bartnett, Ph.D.

    Counseling Staff

    Consultation hours:
    MONDAY | 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
    WEDNESDAY | 11:00 AM–3:00 PM (remote)

  • Dr. Shara Sand, Psy. D

    Counseling Staff
    On leave for the 2023-2024 academic year

  • Dr. Vanessa Bing, Ph.D.

    Counseling Staff
    Consultation hours:
    TUESDAY | 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
    THURSDAY | 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

  • Dr. Michael Alcée, Ph.D.

    Counseling Staff
    Consultation hours:
    THURSDAY | 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
    FRIDAY | 1:00 PM–5:00 PM (remote)

  • Michael A Tate, Ph.D.

    Counseling Staff

    Consultation hours:
    FRIDAY | 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

  • Brian Neff, MA, MALD,
    PhD Candidate

    Clinical Coordinator

    Consultation hours:
    WEDNESDAY | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Other MSM Health & Wellness Resources:

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