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SIT Graduate Institute Counseling Services

Students interested in psychological counseling may receive services under an arrangement with the Meyer Treatment Center of the Washington School of Psychiatry. Appointments will be available at the SIT Graduate Center at a designated location. Please click on the link for dates and times.

SIT graduate students can receive up to two counseling appointments per semester without charge. Sessions will be offered in a private area of the 15th Street building and can be scheduled in advance by calling the clinician, Rachel Hoffman at 703-819-6937 or by email Please indicate in your message that you are an SIT graduate student. Appointments will last for 40 minutes. A same day appointment may be possible if the clinician has time available.

SIT students may also utilize the Meyer Treatment Center in Northwest Washington, DC if they are interested in additional psychotherapy or psychiatric services for themselves or family members. Ms. Hoffman can advise students about the Treatment Center’s services and explain how to connect with the intake coordinator for appointments with the Center. This information is also available on the Washington School of Psychiatry’s website The Center is located near the Friendship Heights Metro and is also accessible by bus.

The Meyer Treatment Center is not an emergency facility. In case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. The following resources may also be helpful:
Crisis and Suicide Hotlines:

  • Washington, DC – 888-793-4357
  • Arlington, VA – 703-527-4077
  • Montgomery County, MD – 301-315-4000
  • National Suicide Prevention – 800-784-2433
  • Domestic Violence Hotline – 800-799-7233
  • Washington, DC Rape Crisis Center – 202-333-7273



For further information or to schedule an appointment, contact the office during regular business hours, 9:30AM through 5PM, Monday through Friday, at 202-537-6050.

New patients may contact the intake staff by email if you wish:


Therapists are available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Location – (more detail)

We are conveniently located within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro (Jenifer St. exit). The building is handicapped accessible. Two hour street parking is available.