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
  • Informal drop-in support during “Let’s Talk” hours or during scheduled times
  • 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

“Let’s Talk” is a CAPS service offering drop-in hours at a number of locations across campus. No appointment is necessary. You do not need to be affiliated with one of these centers or locations to make use of the drop-in hours. Conversations with CAPS counselors are private and confidential.

Students must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the end of the time listed.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for Let’s Talk outside of the designated hours, please call 848-932-7884, 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.

Fall 2019 Hours

Drop-in hours are currently offered at the following times and locations.

Please Note: The last drop-in session is a half-hour before the end time.

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Let’s Talk will not be available at AACC on October 9.
49 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Livingston Campus
Conference Room
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Yushi Wang

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Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
100 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus
Room 5024
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Jessica Trusiani

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Tuesdays, 2:00 – 4:00pm
172 College Avenue, College Avenue Campus
Room 304
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Antonio Morales

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Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30pm
17 Bartlett St, College Ave Campus
2nd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Mina Vargas
Please note: This site is not handicap accessible.

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Fridays, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Let’s Talk will not be available at the School of Pharmacy on September 26.
160 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus
Room 109
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson

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Tuesdays, 2:00 – 4:00pm
5 Seminary Place, College Avenue Campus
Room E125
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1167
CAPS Counselor: Mina Vargas

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Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Rehearsal Hall
85 George Street (at Route 18), Room 011, Douglass Campus
It is near the covered bridge, in the basement.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson

 

Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Visual Arts Building*
33 Livingston Ave
Office is in the Gallery: 2nd right and to the back
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson
*Building is in Downtown New Brunswick

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Fridays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Let’s Talk will not be available at PRCC on September 26.
600 Bartholomew Rd, Busch Campus
Conference Room/Main Office
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Antonio Morales

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Tuesdays, 3 – 5pm
106 Somerset Street, College Avenue Campus
Room 739
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Yushi Wang (fluent in Mandarin Chinese)

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Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm
There will be no Let’s Talk at Rutgers Graduate School on September 17.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane West
Research Tower, Room V40
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Jessica Trusiani

Please Note: You must be eligible for services through Rutgers Student Health – CAPS to attend Let’s Talk.

If you are eligible for services through the Wellness Center, please contact: rwjms.rutgers.edu/education/gsbs/student_affairs/WellnessServices.html

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Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Let’s Talk will not be available at the School of Engineering on September 26.
599 Taylor Road, Busch Campus
Biomedical Engineering Building (BME)
Room 130A (The Reading Room)
CAPS Counselor: Fanteema Barnes-Watson
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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There will be no Let’s Talk at SEBS on September 17.
Tuesdays: 10:00am – 12:00pm
88 Lipman Drive, Cook Douglass Campus
Martin Hall, Room 10B
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Jessica Trusiani

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Let’s Talk will resume at SAEE on September 30.
Let’s Talk will not be available at SAEE on October 7.
Mondays: 1:30 – 3:30pm
54 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Livingston Campus
Lucy Stone Hall, Room A222
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Fanteema Barnes-Watson

 

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