During the Fall 2021 semester, we’ll be offering two types of individual services for currently enrolled NJCU students**:
**Due to interstate restrictions on telehealth and license limitations, remote services for students currently residing in the U.S. but physically outside of New Jersey are limited to Let's Talk, support groups, workshops, and referrals at this time. We are unable to provide remote counseling services to students living outside of the U.S.
Let’s Talk – This is a one-time, 25-minute informal consultation with a problem-solving focus. Let’s Talk sessions are offered daily, by appointment, on a first-come, first-served basis. When you contact us for a Let’s Talk appointment you’ll be offered a session with the first available counselor.
Ongoing Short-Term Counseling – This is formal counseling with an emotional healing focus. Starting August 1, 2021 students will be eligible for up to six 45-minute sessions per academic year (the academic year runs from September 1st through August 31st). Prior to your first appointment you’ll need to fill out a series of intake forms that will assist your therapist in helping you. At times, due to high demand for ongoing counseling services, there may be a wait list.
To set up an appointment for either service, please contact us at email@example.com or at 201-200-3165. Make sure you:
For mental health emergencies, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for off-campus assistance, or call NJCU Public Safety at ext. 3128 for on-campus assistance.
Students seeking off-campus counseling services may find the following resources helpful:
If you have health insurance:
Call your insurance company for a list of in-network therapists. Many insurance companies also have a provider directory available online.
Reduced-Cost Tele-Therapy Services
Sliding Fee Community Mental Health Centers:
Bayonne Community Mental Health Center
Center for Clinical Services at Montclair State University
Community YMCA Counseling & Social Services
Counseling Center for Human Development
Irvington Counseling Center
Northwest Essex Community Healthcare Network
Nutley Family Service Bureau
Ocean Township Human Services
Resolve Community Counseling Center
The Psychotherapy Center
West Bergen Mental Healthcare
Free Virtual Support Groups:
For Hudson County Residents only (including NJCU Residence Hall students):
Bridgeway Crisis Intervention Services
For Bergen County Residents only:
CBH Urgent Care and Crisis Intervention
For Essex County Residents only:
Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare EISS
For Middlesex County Residents only:
Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare Emergency and Acute Services
For Monmouth County Residents only:
Monmouth Medical Center EISS
For Morris County Residents only:
Wellness and Recovery Center at St. Clare's
For Ocean County Residents only:
Ocean Mental Health Services - Ocean-CREST
24/7 Crisis Lines for all NJ Residents: