Metropolitan Campus Student Counseling and Psychological Services

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

  • Student Counseling and Psychological Services (S-CAPS) counselors are available for appointments and consultations on campus.
  • Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm when the University is open.
  • For information or an appointment, please call (201 692-2174). Our phone is answered/monitored during business hours. Please do not email individual counselors to schedule an initial appointment. Call our office to ensure prompt and direct access to our services.
  • Phone calls received after hours will be returned on the next business day.
  • For all urgent or emergency issues (24/7) please call Metro-Public Safety first at (201) 692-2222.  See Additional 24/7 Emergency Information below

Additional 24/7 Emergency Resources

  1. If a resident in the Residence Halls, contact Public Safety at (201) 692-2222
  2. Call (201) 262-HELP (4357) -Hotline at New Bridge Medical Center (Bergen County)
  3. Call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – (For Veterans – Press 1)
  4. Text the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741
  5. Contact Healing Space, Sexual Violence Resource Center Hotline at (201) 487-2227
  6. Contact Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQ+ concerns at 1-866-488-7386
  7. Go to the closest emergency room or call 911

Mission Statement

Student Counseling and Psychological Services complements the academic experience of the student body by facilitating healthy personal, social, and intellectual development of our students. Life circumstances, skills deficits, and/or mental health problems may at times interfere with a student’s ability to successfully achieve important academic and life goals. Our unique environment and role allow us to help students identify their problems, manage their emotions, learn new problem-solving skills, and successfully meet the academic and social challenges of university life. This is accomplished by offering:

  • Counseling, Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Advocacy, and Mental Health Referrals;
  • developmental, preventative, and remedial counseling to university students;
  • consultation, educational and training services to the university community;
  • experiential workshops on essential life skills (i.e., Assertiveness, Stress Management, Sleep Hygiene).

The staff of Student Counseling and Psychological Services seeks to promote human welfare. Consistent with this principle, we believe that every person should be treated with dignity and respect. We value acceptance and appreciation for all differences among people including those of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, functional ability, socio-economic status, age, religious affiliation, and other characteristics that comprise identity. We strive to provide respectful treatment to students of any background. We believe that valuing cultural diversity facilitates human growth and development and enhances the quality of life on campus and in our community. Therefore, we are committed to enhancing the awareness and understanding of cultural diversity, incorporating this philosophy into our professional activities and clinical services.Lane and Residence Drive (behind University Court 8) 9 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday by appointment 201-692-2174.

Free to students

Services are provided free of charge to all interested Fairleigh Dickinson University students.


Services are private and confidential.

Corner of Lone Pine Lane and Residence Drive (behind University Court 8)

Contact Information

9 AM to 5 PM
by appointment