Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services offers a wide range of therapeutic services designed to foster the psychological health and well-being of our students in order help them to thrive, develop, and achieve academic and personal success.
To meet significant demand for service, CAPS utilizes a brief therapy model that is short-term and focused on helping students to effectively manage a specific problem, challenge, or to make a desired change. When a student’s needs require long-term support, more intensive treatment, or a specific expertise not offered at CAPS, we partner with the student to transition to resources off-campus within the community. For details about CAPS Scope of Services click here.
Welcome! Students seeking services may call us at (973) 761-9500 to schedule an appointment during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. CAPS is located on the second floor of Mooney Hall, Room 27. Mooney Hall is not an accessible building. We offer telehealth and/or can make arrangements to meet with you in an accessible and private location on campus.
In Case of Emergency
If you are in crisis during regular office hours, Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., call 973-761-9500 or come to CAPS in Mooney Hall Room 27 to speak with an on-call counselor. Do not use e-mail in an emergency situation.
Students with an urgent need to speak with a counselor may also choose to contact the SHU 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 973-275-Help (4357). This service is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
After Hours and on weekends, students experiencing a psychological emergency should call CAPS at 973-761-9500 or the SHU 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 973-275-Help (4357) to speak immediately with a trained mental health counselor.
If you are having serious thoughts of killing yourself or hurting someone else go to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911.
Call or Text a free and confidential crisis line:
- 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline): Call or text 988
- Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
- NJ HopeLine: 1-855-654-6735
- Samaritans Confidential Hotline: 212- 673-3000
- SAMSHA’s National Helpline for Substance Use Disorders: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
- The Trevor Project (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQI+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386
- The Deaf Hotline: 855-812-1001 (VP)