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

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

Fall 2021 Hours

Let’s Talk is currently offered at the following times and locations.

Please Note: Appointments are now required for Let’s Talk. Please call 848-932-7884 and choose option 2.

Mason Gross School of the Arts
Mondays, 10 – 11am
Civic Square Building, Room 322
33 Livingston Avenue (Downtown New Brunswick)
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson

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School of Engineering
Mondays, 11am – 12pm
599 Taylor Road
Biomedical Engineering Building (BME), Room 130A (The office inside the Reading Room)
Busch Campus
CAPS Counselor: Dana Simons
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Honors College
Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00pm
5 Seminary Place, First Floor, Room E125
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1167
CAPS Counselor: Shan Reeves

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)
Tuesdays: 2 – 4pm
88 Lipman Drive, Martin Hall, Room 010B
Cook Douglass Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Jessica Trusiani

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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Thursdays, 10am – 12pm
160 Frelinghuysen Road, Room 108
Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson

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Rutgers Graduate School
Thursdays, 11am – 1pm
CABM Building
679 Hoes Lane West, Room 249
Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Dana Weinstock

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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Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE)
Thursdays, 1 – 3pm
17 Bartlett St, College Ave Campus
2nd Floor
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Wil Vargas
Please note: This site is not handicap accessible.

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School of BusinessThursdays, 2 – 4 pm
Janice H. Levin Building
94 Rockafeller Road,
Room 222
Livingston Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854
CAPS Counselor: Jess Trusiani

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Mason Gross School of the Arts
Fridays, 10 – 11am
Rehearsal Hall
85 George Street (in the basement), Room 011
Douglass Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Richard Carlson

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Graduate School
Fridays, 12 – 2 pm
15 Seminary Place, Room 4140
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
CAPS Counselor: Shan Reeves

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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