Student Counseling Services
Counseling is a beneficial service for all individuals. The goal of the Student Counseling Service
is to assist students with academic, emotional,
personal and relationship concerns that might
be distressing or might interfere with
educational progress and/or personal
What is counseling?
Counseling is an opportunity to talk confidentially
with a counselor who will collaborate with the client to assist them in leanring new skills, and/or a new way of looking at situations so that the client is more capable of solving their own problems in the future.
Counseling is for individuals with concerns such as:
- Academic Counseling for issues including: motivation, time management, achievement, test taking skills, study skills, writing skills, note taking and reading skills
- Personal Counseling for issues including: feelings of depression or anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, relationship issues, family concerns, adjustment to college life, identity development, grief and loss, issues related to diversity, and substance abuse
- Career Counseling for issues including: career goals, resume writing, networking, interview skills, career interests, and career values
Who do I contact for counseling or
a referral to a health care professional?
Michael Canzano, Student Affairs Counselor
Rutgers School of Health Professions
65 Bergen Street Suite 101
Newark, NJ 07101
P: (973) 972-8594
F: (973) 972-4369
Students meet one-on-one with a counselor
to work through concerns. Short-term
and long-term counseling options are available depending
on the need of the student.
Online students/distance learners as well as
on-campus students are provided the opportunity
to receive counseling over the telephone.
Please call (973) 972-7939 Monday - Friday between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Voicemail messages will be returned as soon as possible.
Below are some examples of reasons to call the counselor:
- difficulty coping with a
heavy academic schedule.
- overwhelming concerns related to academic
and family responsibilities.
- difficulty concentrating
- assistance with an immediate personal
- considering withdrawing from your
- feelings of discouragement and/or depression.
- experiencing a difficulty with a professor.
Online Counseling email:
This offers a unique opportunity for SHP students
to talk with a counselor about their challenges
and concerns. Students can email at their
convenience. It is not uncommon for students to
struggle with issues such as depression,
anxiety, family or relationship difficulties,
academic pressures or worries about the future. A counselor can assist students with their concerns,
explore feelings, discuss options and strategies,
and if needed or requested, refer them to additional
counseling and mental health services on campus.
Moodle Private Discussion Forum
For the convenience of our distance learners
as well as traditional students, Online Counseling
is available through Moodle. Students interested
in receiving online counseling must register
for the course through Angel. Once a student's
name has been added to the online counseling
course, they will be able to communicate with
a counselor individually and /or in group sessions
that are private and confidential.
Visit the additional websites below for student counseling
information and self help resources
for a confidential screening. The School
of Health Professions has joined
ULifeline to provide students
with additional mental health information.
Students concerned about mental health can
download information about various mental
illnesses, ask questions and seek
help anonymously via the internet.
http://nami.org/, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) gives
information about mental illnesses, support programs, treatments and local NAMI affiliates near you.
- Visit http://www.learnpsychology.org/suicide-depression-student-guidebook/ for an expert-driven guide to understanding and preventing suicide among students. The LearnPsychology.org guide will help you better understand suicide and depression, how to recognize warning signs, and what you can do to intervene.