The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to support the academic goals of the College through assisting students with personal challenges that interfere with their academic progress. We encourage students to attend to all of their developmental needs, whether they are academic, personal, physical, interpersonal, social, or spiritual. Toward this end, we provide an environment that is safe, confidential, and supportive. Our work is guided by the ethical and practice standards of our professions, with the goal of providing the best services possible.
CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Student Health Services (SHS) will undergo office renovations beginning May 21, 2017. During the renovations, our offices will be temporarily re-located to the lower level of Decker Hall. Signs will be clearly posted at both Eickhoff and Decker Halls. The grand re-opening of the newly renovated offices will take place on August 28, 2017. Just to be clear: SHS and CAPS WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER!
Counseling and Psychological Services is now a member of the JED Foundation Campus Program. JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of the JED Foundation designed to empower schools with a framework and customized support to enhance student mental health and substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts.
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CAPS provides group counseling, workshops, brief individual counseling and referral services to TCNJ students. Services are confidential; no record of counseling appears on the student’s permanent academic record. CAPS is staffed by a team of licensed mental health professionals as well as interns from both master’s and doctoral degree granting programs, under direct supervision from licensed professionals. During the initial consultation with the student, the student and the therapist will create a plan best suited to meet the students’ needs. Resources that may be included are those within CAPS, other campus offices, and/or through an outside provider.
Please familiarize yourself with CAPS services:
To request services at CAPS, please fill out a Request for Services Form (RFS).
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For urgent situations during business hours, visit our office in 107 Eickhoff or call 609-771-2247
AFTER HOURS SUPPORT
After 4:30 p.m. or on the weekends, there are several options for students with mental health concerns:
For urgent situations after regular business hours, please call Campus Police at 911 or 609-771-2345
For students living on campus: contact your CA or a Res Ed Professional Staff for support
If you simply need to talk to a mental health professional:
– New Jersey Hopeline at 1-855-654-6735
– GLBT National Helpline 1-888-843-4564
– Crisis Text Line – Text START to 741-741
– Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
For Immediate Concerns: Call 911 or Campus Police 609-771-2345
New Jersey Hopeline at 1-855-654-6735
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
Youth Resource 2nd Floor Youth Helpline 1-888-222-2228
LGBT Resources Trevor Helpline 1-866-4u-TREVOR
GLBT National Helpline 1-888-843-4564