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Welcome to the Kean Counseling Center (KCC) 

Congratulations on choosing Kean University for your college experience. College can be a wonderful, exciting, and rewarding time in your life. However, with new experiences can come increased stress and anxiety. The Kean Counseling Center is a potential resource for managing such anxiety. We offer individual and group counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, education and psychiatric consultation. 

You do not need to be in crisis or dealing with a serious problem to seek counseling. Students come to the counseling center with a variety of concerns. Some of these include the following:
Roommate and friendship conflicts

  • Homesickness
  • Academic difficulties
  • Depression
  • Self esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Family problems
  • Drug and alcohol concerns
  • Eating Disorder concerns
  • Sexual assault or date rape
  • Identity concerns

 

Psychiatric Consultation 

A part-time psychiatrist is available for consultation when further evaluation and/or medication are needed. These services are an option for individuals who are actively involved in ongoing treatment with one of the counseling center staff. 

Eligibility For Services 

The services of the Kean Counseling Center are available for all Kean Universiy students and are free of charge.
 
Confidentiality 

All records of the Kean Counseling Center are private and confidential. When someone comes to the center the information gathered does not become part of a permanent University record or personnel file.  Nor does information gathered appear on any transcript or official document of any type. No one in the University or any other individual will be given information about a student without that person’s written consent.

Mental Health Education

The counseling center offers outreach and mental health education programs such as:

  • Drug and alcohol education
  • Sexual assault awareness
  • National screening days for depression, anxiety, alcohol and eating disorders
  • Lectures and presentations to classes and specialized groups
  • Brochures and literature on a variety of mental health topics

Make an Appointment 

The Kean Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer. An appointment to see a counselor can be made either by calling 908-737-4850 or by stopping in at our office located in Downs Hall, room 127. We request that students arrive 15 minutes early for their first appointment. The center makes every effort to schedule students within a week of their initial call. Urgency of need is taken into account when scheduling an appointment. In the event of an emergency after business hours, please call 911. 

Hours: 

 Fall/Spring Semester
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Summer 
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

When To Make A Referral:

  • The problem is more serious than you are comfortable handling
  • You are extremely busy, or experiencing stress in your own life
  • You have talked with the student already and you feel they may need additional help
  • The student admits there is a problem, but doesn’t want to talk about it
  • The student asks for information and assistance that you are unable to provide

Student Support Services Guide Helping Students With Difficulty 

To access the Kean University Student Support Services Guide, please click here.

For a free online mental health screening, please click here.

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