Counseling Center Services During On-Line Classes Only
All Counselors will be available remotely beginning 3/18. We will offer phone contact by appointment during the business hours of Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm only. Session duration and frequency will depend on demand, triaging urgency of presenting concerns and clinician availability.Managing Corona-Virus Anxiety
After Hours Emergencies
- If you need assistance after office hours, you can:
- Call 201-262-HELP (4357) – 24/7 Hotline at New Bridge Medical Center.
- Call the National Suicide Prevention 24/7 hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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- Text the 24/7 Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
- If a resident or in the residence halls, contact Security to contact the Residence Life On-Call Administrator (OCA) at 201-559-3561.
- Contact Campus Security at 201-559-3561 or call 911
- Contact Healing Space, Sexual Violence Resource Center 24/7 Hotline at 201-487-2227
- Contact Trevor Project, 24/7 Lifeline for LGBTQ+ concerns at 1-866-488-7386
- Go to the closest emergency room
College is a time of transition and growth in pursuit of your educational and personal goals. The Counseling Center is committed to providing free, confidential quality support services to diverse students. We care about you and your ability to manage the stresses in your life successfully. We work together to help you to achieve balance so you can achieve your goals.
The Counseling Center is located on the main floor of the Student Center in Room 4B on the Rutherford Campus.
We invite you to contact us with your questions or concerns.
Sharon McNulty, LPC, ACS, BCPC, NCC, DRCC, CCTP
Mary M. Boyle, MA, LPC
Kathy Murray, MSW, LCSW
Your rights to privacy and confidentiality are taken seriously. Communications between the counselor and client are privileged, confidential, and safeguarded in our Center. Electronic counseling records do not become part of the educational record. Counseling information is not released to anyone outside of the Counseling Center without a client’s written permission.
Confidentiality is guaranteed within legal and ethical guidelines. Exceptions include: when there is risk of foreseeable harm to yourself or another person, when there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child, elderly person, or person with a disability is being abused or neglected, or when a court of law orders the information to be released.
When you come to the Counseling Center for the first appointment, you will be asked to sign an informed consent form and to answers some questions about your concerns on an iPad which takes about 10-15 minutes.
During your initial appointment with a counselor, you will have a chance to talk about your concerns and ask questions about services that are offered. Based on the information presented, the counselor will discuss with you recommendations for continued counseling here or may discuss referrals to services off-campus.