Community Based Counseling

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 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

 

 

Monday

Summer 2024 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. 

*Students dropping in must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the end of Let’s Talk Hours.* 

 

Tuesday

*Students dropping in must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the end of Let’s Talk Hours.* 

Wednesday

Dom Paz2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Telehealth ONLY. School of Arts and Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund (SAS-EOF). https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/91992036346?pwd=dFFiQXdxcjdMei8rMXhMQ1R3TTFnUT09

Thursday

*Students dropping in must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the end of Let’s Talk Hours.* 

  • Dana Simons10:00 am – 11:00 pm, In Person or Telehealth. Graduate School, Biomedical Sciences – Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) Building, Room 240, 679 Hoes Ln West, Piscataway. https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/99342877086?pwd=RVFhaytxQlY4MGVzUGtlOWdNZUNDZz09   
  • Kia Alexander10:00 am – 11:00 pm, In Person or Telehealth. Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) - 600 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway. https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/96898993731?pwd=4EDGpjR3xWE1GbeOSxwjK0UoaGwg2p.1 
  • Wil Vargas1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, In Person or Telehealth. Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE), 17 Bartlett Street, New Brunswick. Zoom link will be provided for scheduled, virtual Let’s Talk appointments via secure message in the Student Health Portal.
  • Reyna Dowling – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, In Person or Telehealth. Ernesto Mario School of Pharmacy (EMSOP) - Room 108, 60 Frelinghuysen Rd., Piscataway. https://go.rutgers.edu/xs947hku 
  • Jess Trusiani 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, In Person or Telehealth. Rutgers Business School (RBS) - North Tower, Room 5008, 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway.   Zoom link will be provided for scheduled, virtual Let’s Talk appointments via secure message in the Student Health Portal.
Friday

*Students dropping in must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the end of Let’s Talk Hours.*