College can be an exciting and rewarding time of your life, but it can also be a time of challenges and stress. These stressors, both large and small, can include:
- Academic difficulties
- Financial worries
- Social, romantic or family conflicts
- Drug/alcohol concerns or addiction
- Eating concerns
- Gender identity/sexuality concerns
- Sexual or physical assault
In fact, many students handle more than one of the above issues. If you find that you are struggling, keeping it to yourself and dealing with it on your own, it can make everything feel more difficult.
But you don’t need to handle it on your own.
Our counselors are experienced professionals who will listen to you without judgment or criticism. Information that you share with us is confidential; no one including teachers, administrators, friends or family, will be given information about your meetings at the counseling center.*
Our goal is to help you identify YOUR goals. Then we work together to figure out what’s been keeping you from achieving those goals and what changes you can make in your life to be more successful in the future. We encourage you to contact us with any concerns you may have.
Appointments can be made in person or by telephone:
Kean Counseling Center
Downs Hall, room 127
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (fall, winter and spring), 8:15am-5:30pm (during campus summer hours).
In the event of an emergency after business hours, please contact the Kean Police by calling 911 or the Trinitas Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room at 908-994-7131 (open 24/7 and located at 655 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ).
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
* Information regarding limits to confidentiality will be provided to you at your initial consultation and will be discussed as needed during the course of treatment.