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

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Fall 2022 Hours

Let’s Talk is currently, by appointment ONLY, being offered at the following times and locations. Please call 848-932-7884, press #2 to schedule an appointment.

  • Dom Paz – 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Mason Gross School of the Arts – In Person or Telehealth
  • Wil Vargas – 1:00 pm – 3:00  pm Douglass – In Person or Telehealth
  • Shan Reeves – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Honors College – In Person or Telehealth
  • Mei-Ling Cheng – 1:00 – 3:00 pm Rutgers Global – International Student and Scholar Services – In Person or Telehealth
  • Victoria Miller-Butcher – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm SAS EOF: College Ave – In Person or Telehealth

  • Dana Simons – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm SOE – In Person or Telehealth
  • Victoria Miller-Butcher – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm SAS EOF: Livingston – In Person or Telehealth
  • Jess Trusiani – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm SEBS – In Person or Telehealth
  • Dom Paz – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CLAC – In Person or Telehealth
  • Mei-Ling Cheng – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AACC – In Person or Telehealth
  • Victoria Miller-Butcher – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PRCC – In Person or Telehealth
  • Dom Paz – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mason Gross – In Person or Telehealth
  • Dana Simons – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Graduate School – Biomedical Sciences – In Person or Telehealth
  • Wil Vargas – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm SJE – In Person or Telehealth
  • Jess Trusiani – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm School of Business – In Person or Telehealth
  • Shan Reeves – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Graduate School – In Person or Telehealth