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 2018 Hours

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

Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Let’s Talk will not be available at AACC on Wednesday, October 17.
49 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Livingston Campus
Conference Room
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Yushi Wang

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Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm
100 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus
Room 5041
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Jessica Trusiani

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Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Let’s Talk is not available at CLAC on Wednesday, October 17.
172 College Avenue, College Avenue Campus
Room 304
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Antonio Morales

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Thursdays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
17 Bartlett St, College Ave Campus
Room 203, Assistant Director’s Office
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
160 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus
Room 109
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson

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Tuesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
5 Seminary Place, College Avenue Campus
Room E125
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1167
CAPS Counselor: Mina Vargas
*Hours are for students residing in the Honors College Residence Hall*

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Mondays, 2:00–4:00 pm
Walters Hall
2 Chapel Drive, Douglass Campus
Conference Room 131
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson

 

Thursdays, 1:00–2:00 pm
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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Thursdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Let’s Talk is not available at PRCC on Thursday, October 18.
600 Bartholomew Rd, Busch Campus
Conference Room
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Antonio Morales

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Tuesdays, 3pm – 5pm
30 College Ave, College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Yushi Wang (fluent in Mandarin Chinese)
Please note: This site is not handicap accessible.

 

Wednesdays, 5pm – 7pm
Rutgers Global: International Student and Scholar Services
180 College Ave, College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Dr. Pierre Albert

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Tuesdays, 2:30–4:30 pm
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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Let’s Talk will be unavailable on Thursday, October 18th.
Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
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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Tuesdays: 10:00am – 12:00 pm
88 Lipman Drive, Cook Douglass Campus
Martin Hall, Room 116
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Jessica Trusiani

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Mondays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
54 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Livingston Campus
Lucy Stone Hall, Room A222
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Fanteema Barnes-Watson

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

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