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Counseling

Counseling & Psychological Services

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Monmouth University is recognized by the Jed Foundation for providing comprehensive mental health promotion.

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at Monmouth University offers mental health services for enrolled students at no additional cost. CPS supports students in achieving personal growth through confidential psychological counseling and educational events. Increased awareness of mental health issues, campus-wide training, and ongoing collaboration with other departments enhance a holistic learning experience at the University.

SERVICES

Counseling and Psychological Services are free and confidential and include:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health Education
  • Prevention initiatives
  • Campus Outreach
  • Referral Guides
  • Self-Help Literature
  • 24-Hour Emergency Resources & Services

COMMON TOPICS

College can be an exciting and rewarding time of life. During this period of rapid growth, it is not uncommon for students to confront stress and anxiety while also managing other aspects of their mental health. CPS readily supports students regarding mood, emotions, actions, and thoughts. Some of the most common topics that students utilize services are:

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional crises
  • Family conflict
  • Grief, bereavement, and loss
  • Identity development
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Performance issues (academic, athletic, etc.)
  • Prejudice, violence and hate
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Substance use/abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

APPOINTMENTS & WALK-INS

Students can schedule individual appointments by:

  • Calling 732-571-7517
  • Emailing mucounseling@monmouth.edu
  • Visiting the office on the 3rd floor of the Stafford Student Center

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Please keep in mind that e-mail and voice messages should NOT be used to convey urgent, time-sensitive information as an immediate receipt/response is not guaranteed.

Walk-in services are available during office hours for urgent matters.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All CPS records are private and confidential. When a student comes to CPS, the information gathered does not become part of any permanent University record. No one in the University or any other individual will be given information about a student without the student’s written consent, expect in special circumstances, as required by law.

CPS STAFF

Monmouth University CPS is staffed by licensed and trained mental health professionals. CPS staff include clinical psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, and graduate level interns under the supervision of professional staff. Through a collaboration with Monmouth Medical Center and other local agencies, 24-hour services are available for mental health crises. CPS Staff include:

Andrew J. Lee, Psy.D. – Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

Tom McCarthy, LPC – Assistant Director of CPS

Terri Jaeger, PhD, LPC – Psychological Counselor

Chris McKittrick, LPC – Psychological Counselor

Katie Rizman, LCSW – Psychological Counselor

Mary Fox – Office Coordinator

Amy Cox – Receptionist