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Counseling & Prevention Services

Counseling and Prevention Services (CPS) is one component of the University’s integrative team of health professionals providing holistic care for students’ well-being. CPS offers brief, episodic counseling to reduce symptoms and support students in addressing mild to moderate general mental health and substance use concerns.

Students can schedule individual appointments by calling 732-571-7517 or stopping into the office.

Cost and Eligibility

Counseling is free and accessible to students who are: currently enrolled and actively attending class(es) at the University during academic sessions; engaged in University sanctioned pre/post-season athletics; and/or working as a student employee (Work-Study or Student Help) for the University during Winter Recess or Summer Session AND registered for classes for current/next academic cycle.

Based on current licensure and regulations, students need to be physically present in New Jersey at the time of sessions to receive services.

Monmouth University employees who are also students must use the Employee Assistance Program offered through Human Resources.


CPS offers an array of interventions and prevention activities including, but not limited to:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health Education
  • Substance Use Counseling
  • Suicide Prevention Trainings
  • Wellness Initiatives
  • Campus Outreach
  • Critical Consultations
  • Support for Students in Recovery
  • 24-Hour Emergency Resources & Support

Common Topics

College is often an exciting and rewarding time of life. During this period of rapid growth, stress and anxiety commonly occur alongside managing other aspects of daily living and mental health. CPS readily supports students regarding mood, emotions, actions, and thoughts. The following are some of the most common topics that students discuss in session:

  • Alcohol/Drug-Related Concerns (self or others)
  • Anxiety
  • Assault (physical and/or sexual)
  • Attention Difficulties
  • Autism
  • Body Image
  • Compulsions
  • Depression
  • Eating Concerns
  • Family Problems
  • Fears
  • Financial Stress
  • Friendship / Roommate Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Learning Disability
  • Legal Concerns / Judicial Affairs
  • Loneliness
  • Medical/Physical Concerns
  • Motivation Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial / Cultural Experience
  • Recovery
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-injury
  • Performance Concerns (academic, athletic, etc.)
  • Sexuality
  • Sleep Issues (insomnia, nightmares, etc.)
  • Stress Management
  • Support System Difficulties
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Traumatic Experience
  • Violent Thoughts
  • Witnessing or learning of a traumatic event