Contact Us

As a faculty, staff and/or family member you play an integral role in the life of the Saint Peter’s University student. We aim to serve you as a resource by providing information to assist you during your interactions with students. On this page you will find facts about our office and the services offered. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a student, please make a referral or call us for a consultation.

  • Staff
    • Colleen Szefinski, LPC, LCADC – Director
    • Alexandra Tarsitano, LCSW – Assistant Director
    • Gail Conte, MA  – Office Manager and Secretary
  • Location and Phone Numbers
    • Saint Peter Hall, 2nd Floor, Rear
    • Main number for the Center: (201) 761-6420; Fax number: (201) 761-6421
  • Hours
    • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5 pm
  • Services
    • Initial assessments
    • Individual, couple, group counseling
    • Alcohol and drug evaluations
    • Alcohol and drug counseling
    • Workshops and programs for campus groups
  • Services for Faculty, Staff and Family members
    • Consultations
    • Helping guide identifying At-Risk symptoms
    • Handouts/worksheets about Student Stress Periods
    • Campus Resources
  • Confidentiality
    • Although we appreciate the concern that others have for the students, we are bound by law and professional ethics to protect the confidentiality of all communications. As a result, we are unable to discuss details of a student’s situation or even indicate whether the student is receiving services. The only way we may communicate any information about a student’s involvement with the center is through a signed release from that individual giving us permission to communicate information, or when a student is in imminent danger of harming themselves or others.
  • Making an Appointment
    • To make an appointment either call (201) 761-6420 or stop by our office. An appointment will be scheduled with one of our staff members for an initial assessment. We make every attempt to accommodate same day requests for services. Emergencies: For mental health emergencies, please call campus safety at (201) 761-7400, Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 (800) 273- TALK (8255) or Jersey City Medical Center Mobil Crisis Unit (24/7) (201) 915-2210.