Winter Weather Operating Status:  

Rutgers CAPS at 17 Senior Street will open beginning at 10am on Tuesday 1/27/15 for students with urgent needs. The office at 61 Nichol Avenue is closed on Please call us at 848-932-7884 before coming in as staffing will be limited.

In a mental health emergency please dial 911 or contact Acute Psychiatric Services at 732-235-5700. Thank you and stay warm!

Brief Individual Therapy

CAPS offers brief individual psychotherapy and counseling to all eligible students of Rutgers University in New Brunswick / Piscataway. 

Brief individual psychotherapy and counseling at CAPS is an intervention for college students who are experiencing depression, anxiety, loss, or difficulty adjusting to transition and change. The goal is to enhance the individual's ability to manage one's feelings and behaviors, make sound decisions, achieve personal goals, realize potential, and feel more in charge of his or her life.

The nature, approach, and concerns encountered in individual therapy vary greatly depending on the particular issues and concerns of the student being experienced. For college students going through significant developmental changes, individual therapy may be designed to address a particular challenge one may be experiencing or in some cases, may be designed to assist those wishing to develop a better understanding of past issues and their relation to current behavior and feelings.