Counseling and Psychological Services

Let us help move you from where you are to where you want to be.

You don’t need me to tell you about the pressures, distractions and temptations that we all face in life. As you enter Saint Peter’s University, there is no denying that many of you, during your college years, will benefit immensely from utilizing the services we provide at the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office.

CAPS, a department of the Student Affairs Division, is available in a variety of ways, to assist Saint Peter’s University students to function more effectively and support their personal, professional and educational growth.

Our services are designed from a “wellness” perspective and support the University’s mission to develop the whole person: personally, academically, socially, spiritually, and physically. Body, Mind, and Soul.

The counseling services are “Solution-Oriented” and focus on helping students with the issues and concerns they bring to us in the most effective and user-friendly ways possible.

We believe counseling is about helping people deal with questions, fears and discomfort in their daily lives, while helping develop their unique strengths and the attributes that are special to them. The relationship students build with their counselor or group members will benefit them while at the University and beyond. Counseling offers a unique opportunity to grow and make important and surprisingly pleasant discoveries about yourself.

The staff at CAPS are professionally trained to handle a host of needs ranging from the serious – depression, substance abuse and eating disorders – to providing tips on stress management, study skills and relaxation. Along with counseling sessions, CAPS provides numerous campus events like Relaxation and Wellness Fairs to help ease the tension of college life.

I would like to encourage you to stop by CAPS and browse the many catalogs and pamphlets we have on health and wellness issues or call (201) 761-6420 to set up an appointment with one of our staff. We are here to help you stay healthy and be successful during your stay with us at Saint Peter’s and long after.

Ron Becker
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services