Counseling Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Counseling Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Let's Talk

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and “stay at home” order, the NJCU Counseling Center will be offering Let’s Talk sessions remotely for registered students starting Monday, April 13th.

Let’s Talk provides NJCU students with informal, one-on-one confidential consultations to assist students with specific personal concerns (e.g. academic struggles, relationship conflicts, advice regarding disagreement with a roommate, stress management skills).  When necessary, recommendations will be provided.  These one-time, 25 minute consultations are not meant to be a substitute for psychotherapy, but rather a meeting with a counselor that is goal-oriented.

To request a Let’s Talk session, you must send an email with your name, your Gothic ID number, and your phone number to the NJCU Counseling Center at One of our staff will respond as soon as possible.

Ongoing Counseling Services

Students whose needs are more appropriate for ongoing 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:

Virtual Support Groups:

Crisis Services

For Hudson County Residents only (including NJCU Residence Hall students):
Bridgeway Crisis Intervention Services -  Located at 152 Central Avenue, Jersey City (201)885-2539          Open 10am-6pm, 7 days a week, but CALL BEFORE GOING! After hours you may leave a message for the on-call counselor, who will get back to you. You will not be turned away based on an inability to pay!

For Essex County Residents only:
Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare - Located at 183 South Orange Avenue, Newark (973)972-6100          Open 8am-5pm weekdays, but CALL BEFORE GOING!

Crisis Lines:

Crisis Textline – Text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention LifeLine – 1-800-273-8255
NJ Mental Health Cares 1-866-202-4357 (8 am to 8 pm daily)                                                                                        Substance Abuse Hotline – 1-844-276-2777
NJ Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-572-7233
Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth – 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746  also has a very comprehensive list of help lines!