James A. McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services


James A. McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

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Coronavirus Service Update


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Therapy and consultations are being offered remotely this semester

Welcome to the center for Counseling, Psychological Services (CAPS)  at Drew University! We believe that your emotional health is just as important as your physical,  academic & work, social & community health, to name a few. Drew is here to help you grow & learn through the lends of a comprehensive approach of what wellbeing is and how you can learn and develop skills to address the many aspects that are experienced in life. Like going to the doctor or seeking dental care, there will be times in your life when circumstances may affect you emotionally. The counseling center is here to offer and provide you with various levels of service to address your emotional and mental health when needed. For instance, you may want to set up an appointment or two to talk about a situation or circumstance that has had an effect on you emotionally and how you can learn to best handle this situation and regain your sense of balance and control. It may mean signing up for one of our multiple workshops on a specific issue, such as dealing with procrastination and lack of motivation or roommate conflicts.  We also have a very comprehensive group program to offer ongoing support and coping skills. If you require, and it is assessed that ongoing mental health counseling is what would best serve you at the time, our counselors are able to help you find an outpatient therapist to fulfill those needs.
Mental and emotional care can come in many different ways with the overall focus of you feeling a sense of confidence in how to approach life’s issues, the importance of self care and the many ways to provide that.

 Tips on teletherapy.

Help page for faculty and staff.

We are open and offering teletherapy for both individuals and groups thanks to an emergency order from the US Department of Health and Human Services allowing us to be more flexible with the technology we use. Whether we can provide teletherapy depends on the jurisdiction you reside in.

Intake sessions for new clients will be conducted remotely. New clients should set up a screening appointment. You can email counseling@drew.edu  to set up an appointment. If you call our phone (973-408-3398) and leave a message, the message will be sent to us at counseling@drew.edu.We may call you initially so make sure you can be in a private place when your session is scheduled.

Updates to these policies will be posted here if they change. Read more about Drew’s coronavirus information here.

How to Use Our Services During the Coronavirus Emergency

In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Counseling and Psychological Services will be offering remote therapy. In addition to phone sessions, remote therapy sessions will be offered over Doxy.me,  or through Zoom. If you do not have good internet access, we now have permission for the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct telephone sessions.

How to Use Our Services When Coronavirus Emergency is Over

During the regular school year, you can make an appointment to see a Counselor by calling or by visiting the McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. We are located on Drew University’s campus in Holloway Annex (in the same building as Health Services, see picture above) right up the hill from the University Commons. We are the door immediately to the left as you enter the building. You may walk in or call 973-408-3398.

After you call you will be scheduled for an appointment, it can usually be scheduled within a few days (in an emergency a counselor will see you right away). After the introductory interview, a treatment plan will be developed in consultation with the Counseling and Psychological Services treatment team. The treatment plan may be:

  • Group counseling, All requests for services are first considered for potential group membership. For a variety of problems, group treatment is more effective than individual therapy and it is especially effective for college-age people. Unlike individual therapy, group therapy is not time-limited.
  • Referral to one of our Therapeutic Workshops or Seminars, These are open to any Drew student, run on an open basis
  • Short-term individual counseling. Most of our students are seen for brief therapy (1-12 sessions). If you are to be seen for individual therapy, the team will assign you to a therapist.
  • Referrals out for more intensive or specialized treatment. There are many local therapists and treatment centers that provide long term or specialized treatment, many of whom are within walking distance to the campus.

General E-mail: counseling@drew.edu*

*Email is not a confidential form of communication. Please do NOT send emergency messages to this account, as we are not able to respond immediately.

There are no fees charged for counseling services

If You Are In Crisis on Campus

• When the COVID-19 Crisis is over: During the Fall and Spring semesters, please contact us by phone, 973-408-3398 (Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm)
• Your RA or the Coordinator of Residential Engagement Director will work with Public Safety or Counseling to get you the help you need after hours.

If you have Drew's Student Health Insurance

You can call CareConnect and talk to a licensed mental health clinician any time, day or night, at 1-888-857-5462.

If you are having a psychiatric emergency and are off campus

• In Morris County, you can call Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
• Call 911 or your local hospital's emergency room

Other crisis numbers include:

• National Text Helpline: Text "hi" to 741741
• 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
• Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
• Morris Cares Sexual Assault Hotline (973-829-0587)
• Caring Contact : 908-232-2880 (7:00 am - 11:00 pm)
• National Transgender Support Line: (877) 565-8860, Eastern time: 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.


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