Community-Based Counseling

Our Community-Based Counseling is based on a model known as a “Meso Practice.” It’s a midpoint between a micro (individual) and a macro (public health) approach to providing mental health treatment.

In Community-Based Counseling, CAPS counselors are placed within departments, professional schools, and cultural centers throughout campus at set days and times. By embedding themselves in these spaces, counselors are able to build relationships, familiarity, comfort, and trust with the students, staff, and faculty within the community.

Community-Based Counselors can provide:

  • Initial connection to CAPS services, including support and/or therapy based on an individualized action plan as well as referrals to other services
  • Tailored workshops, group therapy, retreats and presentations
  • Specialized assistance with critical incident response
  • Consultations with concerned staff or faculty
  • An assessment of that community’s needs
  • Guidance and assistance with departmental guidelines and efforts focused on wellness

Let’s Talk and Let’s Tele Talk

Let’s Talk is available in-person or by phone. Conversations with CAPS counselors are private and confidential.

To schedule an appointment, call 848-932-7884 and choose option 2

“Let’s Talk” was developed by Cornell University’s, Gannett Health Services

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ section. Click here to Learn More.

Spring 2023 Hours

Let’s Talk is currently, by drop in or by appointment, being offered at the following times and locations. Please note that drop in times might be filled, so consider making an appointment. Please call 848-932-7884, press #2 to schedule an appointment. Please note PRCC and SAS-EOF – Information Coming Soon!

  • Dom Paz – 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Mason Gross School of the Arts – 33 Livingston Ave, Civic Square Building Room 239 – In Person or Telehealth
  • Shan Reeves – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Honors College – 5 Seminary Pl 1st Floor Rm E125 College Ave Campus – In Person or Telehealth
  • Wil Vargas – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Douglass – 9 Suydam Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 – Entrance is inside the courtyard of Jameson Apts. Willetts Rm.103 – In Person or Telehealth
  • Mei-Ling Cheng – 1:00 – 3:00 pm Rutgers Global – International Student and Scholar Services – 180 College Ave – In Person or Telehealth

  • Dana Simons – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm SOE – Biomedical Engineering Building (599 Taylor Rd), Piscataway, Room 130 (Reading room) – In Person or Telehealth
  • Jess Trusiani – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm SEBS – 88 Lipman Dr room 010B – In Person or Telehealth
  • Dom Paz – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CLAC – 172 College Ave., 3rd Floor Wellness Room – In Person or Telehealth
  • Mei-Ling Cheng – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AACC – 49 Joyce Kilmer Ave – In Person or Telehealth
  • Kia Alexander – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mason Gross School of the Arts – 33 Livingston Ave, Civic Square Building Room 318 – In Person or Telehealth
  • Kia Alexander – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Ernesto School of Pharmacy -160 Frelinghuysen Rd Piscataway Room 108 – In Person or Telehealth
  • Dana Simons – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Graduate School – Biomedical Sciences – Graduate School 679 Hoes Ln West, Piscataway; Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) Building, Room 240 – In Person or Telehealth
  • Wil Vargas – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm SJE – 17 Bartlett Street – In Person or Telehealth
  • Jess Trusiani – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm School of Business – Janice Levin building 94 Rockafeller Road room 257 – In Person or Telehealth
  • Shan Reeves – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Graduate School – Academic Building 15 Seminary Pl Room 5050 – In Person or Telehealth