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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

For individual counseling, contact us by phone at 201-684-7522 or stop by our office in room D-216.

Are appointments in-person or via telehealth?

Counseling appointments will be conducted in person or via telehealth using a secure platform that will allow audio/video communication between students and counselors.

What are your hours?

Counseling Services are available from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters. During the summer, Counseling Services are available 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday (closed on Friday). If you are experiencing a mental health emergency after hours, call the main number (201-684-7522) and press 2 for immediate assistance. Emergency counseling is available 24/7 at 201-684-7522.

Do I have to have a serious psychological problem to come to counseling services?

No. Students come to discuss a wide range of issues. Some have more serious psychological difficulties. Students are encouraged to come in to discuss any type of concern – roommate difficulties, loneliness, lack of self-confidence, procrastination, sexual orientation and gender identity concerns, grief, and cultural/ethnic issues, among others.

Will anyone be told that I have come to counseling services?

No. Counseling Services has a strict confidentiality policy and will not release information regarding contact with a student without permission from the student except in a serious psychiatric emergency. It is the student’s right to choose whether to discuss their coming to Counseling Services with parents, friends, academic advisors, or professors.