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:

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 by email. Find their email addresses in the dropdown below, or scroll down the page to find their photos and email information.

Health & Wellness Staff

  • Cai McPhee, EdD, RN, AHN-BC

    Campus Health Nurse

  • 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.

  • Dr. Michèle Bartnett, Ph.D.

    Counseling Staff

    Consultation hours:
    MON | 11 AM–4 PM
    WED | 11 AM–3 PM

  • Dr. Shara Sand, Psy. D

    Counseling Staff

    Consultation hours:
    *On-Call Emergencies 917-734-9168
    TUES | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

  • Dr. Peter Haddad, Ph.D.

    Counseling Staff

    Consultation hours:
    FRI | 10:00 AM–4 PM

  • Vanessa Bing, Ph.D.

    Counseling Staff

    Consultation hours:
    FRI | 9:30–1:30 PM

  • Michael Alcée, Ph.D.

    Counseling Staff

    Consultation hours:
    WED/FRI | 10 AM–4 PM

  • Colin Chan, M.A.

    Counseling Intern

    Consultation hours:
    THURS | 9 AM – 6 PM

  • Aliza Spruch-Feiner

    Counseling Extern

Students cannot make appointments directly with a counseling extern. Students are assigned to externs on a case-to-case basis.