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Short-Term Individual Counseling

Free, professional, confidential counseling to:

  • Get relief from stress, anxiety, and/or depressed moods
  • Develop greater self-esteem and a more positive outlook
  • Explore the various facets of your identity (including sexual identity concerns)
  • Improve the quality of your friendships and relationships
  • Relate better to your family
  • Improve your academic functioning
  • Clarify your career interests/strengths
  • Reduce your use of alcohol or drugs
  • Cultivate a healthy relationship to eating
  • Improve the balance in your moods
  • Work through issues of sexual abuse/assault
  • Understand self-defeating or self-destructive behaviors
Group Counseling

FALL 2021 GROUPS TBD 

Please call the main number at 201-684-7522 for more information

 

 

 

 

Emergencies/Crisis Intervention

In case of an emergency…

If you are seeking help for situations of an emergency nature that occur during office hours (Monday – Friday), please be sure to inform the receptionist (201) 684-7522 regarding the nature of your urgency. We will do everything possible to respond promptly and/or involve other resources as needed.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during nights or weekends, simply call the main line at 201-684-7522 and follow the prompt (“Press 2”) for immediate assistance. Alternatively, you may call 911 or your local emergency room.

Drop-In Hours

Drop-In Hours

  • Monday-Friday, 1-3PM*
  • Location: In person or via telehealth – please call 201-684-7522 during drop-in hours
  • No appointment necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for free, confidential brief consultations.**
  • Open to all current Ramapo College students
  • Examples of reasons to come to drop-in hours:
    • You have a brief problem to discuss and just want to speak to a counselor once.
    • You are not sure if you want to start ongoing therapy.
    • You have a specific problem and would like to talk it through with someone.
    • You are looking for another perspective on something you are going through.

*Last meeting begins at 2:40.

**Even though you will be meeting with a professional counselor, drop-ins do not constitute formal mental health counseling.

For more information, please call us at 201-684-7522.

Suicide Prevention Resources

In-Person Suicide Prevention Training: Campus Connect

Overview
Campus Connect is a free 3-hour long training that provides gatekeepers with information and strategies to help prevent suicide, and refer students to campus and community resources. Counseling Services staff utilizes experiential exercises, including an emphasis on acknowledging and working with gatekeepers own fears about suicide. Campus connect prepares faculty, staff, and students with an opportunity to learn about suicide prevention, and practice strategies for interacting with a student who is in crisis.

Gatekeeper Training
A Campus Connect gatekeeper training session includes:

  • Review of college student suicide statistics and facts
  • Discussion of suicide myths and warning signs
  • Instruction on how to ask students if they are thinking about suicide and how to refer students to mental health professionals
  • Review of effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Discussion of typical emotional reactions experienced both by students in crisis and responding gatekeepers
  • Participation in four experiential exercises
  • Participation in a guided group role play

REQUEST CAMPUS CONNECT TRAINING HERE

Please contact Dr. Tal Yonai at tyonai@ramapo.edu for more information

Online Suicide Prevention Training

Ask.Listen.Refer is an online suicide prevention training that is available for faculty, staff and students. This training helps users:

  • identify people at risk for suicide
  • recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide
  • respond to and get help for people at risk

This program takes about 20 minutes to complete. It is intended to be educational rather than therapeutic, and it must be completed in one sitting. Logging in and out of the program may cancel your progress and prevent you from obtaining your certificate of completion.

To complete Ask.Listen.Refer, please click here: http://www.asklistenrefer.org/ramapo

Suicide Prevention Resources

TAO Self Help

Could you use a little bit of help?

TAO self-help is a completely private online library of behavioral health resources that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think, and act.

You can learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, relationship skills and strategies to avoid dwelling on your concerns and to develop more helpful thinking patterns.

TAO Self-Help is exclusively licensed to Ramapo College. There is no cost to you, and you can do this on your own.

Click HERE to sign up.

Use your university email address to create a secure private account.

If you need to talk to someone about your concerns, contact the Center for Health and Counseling Services at 201-684-7522.
Location: D-216

AOD Services

Along with campus-wide prevention programming, Counseling Services offers alcohol and other drug (AOD) assessment and treatment services for students. Please call 201-684-7522 for more information.

Psychiatric Services

Short-term medication management with our staff psychiatrist, Dr. Bhatia, is available for students who are being seen in individual therapy. Please schedule an intake appointment or speak to your therapist if you are interested in meeting with Dr. Bhatia.