CAPS

About CAPS

The counselors at Counseling and Psychological Services are available to support enrolled Saint Peter’s University students in their personal, professional, and educational growth. We are staffed by experienced licensed clinicians trained to assist with a variety of issues commonly affecting college students. Our clinicians have worked with students presenting with stress, depression, anxiety, family/relationship difficulties, substance abuse, eating disorders, academic challenges, sexual assault and various other concerns. College can be overwhelming at times, yet with the proper tools and resources every student can make a successful transition into the next phase of their lives.

CAPS offers students personal attention, through individual, couple or group counseling modalities. We also provide crisis intervention, case management and, when appropriate, referrals to other resources on and/or off campus. Additionally, CAPS provides workshops, presentations, a mental health & wellness library, discussion groups, and gatekeeper trainings to educate community members on mental health issues. Our office offers a supportive environment where confidentiality is maintained according to federal laws; please contact us if you would like further information.

CAPS takes an active role with the student population by sponsoring numerous educational programs, Health and Wellness fairs, and relaxation events, and also collaborates with campus partners on various other events and activities. Past programs included topics focused on: substance use, stress and time management, assertiveness training, relationship issues, study skills, anger management/conflict resolution, optimism and hope, resilience and grit, and communication skills. If there are additional workshops of interest please contact us.

What’s New in CAPS

All of our services (group, individual, assessment, workshops, referrals and consultations) will now be offered remotely through a video conferencing platform called DOXY.me.

Hours:  CAPS staff work Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

How to Contact CAPS: To adhere to local, state, and federal regulations we ask that you contact us by calling (201) 761-6420 or emailing caps@saintpeters.edu.  If you have to leave a message or are emailing please leave a phone number where you can be reached; we will make every effort to connect with you quickly.

Appointments: All services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  You can call (201) 761-6420 or email caps@saintpeters.edu to schedule your appointment.  Walk-in appointments are suspended at this time.

Tele-therapy Counseling Services: Clinicians will meet with students virtually using a private, secure, and HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform (DOXY.me).  We will email you a direct link to your virtual appointment, which you can access through your phone, tablet or computer; you don’t need to download anything.

What To Expect: Once you call you will be given a virtual registration appointment with CAPS Administrative Assistant who will assist you with the necessary paperwork (allot approximately 30-40 minutes for the process). You will then be scheduled for a virtual Intake appointment with a clinician.

To learn more about our programs and services follow the links on our site, give us a call or simply stop by. Our caring counselors are here to help!