Student Counseling Services
Who do I contact for counseling or
a referral to a health care professional?
OSAA - (973) 972-7939
The goal of the Student Counseling Service
is to assist students with academic, emotional,
personal and relationship problems that might
be distressing or that might interfere with
their educational progress and/or their personal
What is counseling?
Counseling is a chance to talk confidentially
with someone who can help you learn new skills
and a new way of looking at situations so that you
will be more capable of solving problems on
your own in the future.
Why do people come to counseling?
- confusing and distressing feelings
- low self-confidence
- substance abuse
- academic performance
- problems with eating and body image
- relationship problems
Student meets face-to-face with a counselor
to work through personal concerns. Short-term
and long-term counseling are available depending
on the need of the student.
Group counseling is offered in the format of
workshops. Topics of discussion include stress
management, eating disorders, anxiety and self-esteem
Online students/distance learners as well as
on-campus students are provided the opportunity
to receive counseling by way of the telephone.
Please call (973) 972-7939 Monday - Friday between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. If students leave a voice mail for the counselor a return call will be made as soon as possible.
Below are some examples of reasons to call the counselor:
- You are having difficulty coping with a
heavy academic schedule.
- You are feeling overwhelmed with academic
and family responsibilities.
- You seem to have difficulty concentrating
- You need help with an immediate personal
- You have considered withdrawing from your
- You are feeling discouraged and depressed.
- You are experiencing a problem with a professor.
Online Counseling Center
Online Counseling by using e-mail:
This offers a unique opportunity for SHRP students
to talk with a counselor about their problems
and concerns. Students can e-mail us at their
convenience. We are a confidential counseling
service. It is not uncommon for students to
be struggling with issues such as depression,
anxiety, family or relationship difficulties,
academic pressures or worries about the future.
We will chat with students about their concerns,
explore feelings, discuss options and strategies,
and if needed or requested, refer them to appropriate
counseling and mental health services on campus. For counseling services, please contact OSAA via e-mail: OSAA@umdnj.edu or telephone: (973) 972-7939
Angel Private Discussion Forum
For the convenience of our distance learners
as well as traditional students, Online Counseling
is available through Webct. 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. For more
information call OSAA at (973) 972-7939
or e-mail OSAA@umdnj.edu
Visit the additional websites below for student counseling
information and self help resources
for a confidential screening. The School
of Health Related 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://www.campusblues.com, it gives
information about mental health assistance
and other sensitive issues such as sexual
abuse, drug and alcohol abuse and eating