Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 

Individual Counseling

Our counseling services include free confidential counseling, assessments, and referrals to all students who are enrolled in the University of Saint Joseph Undergraduate and Graduate Schools. We offer up to 16 sessions in an academic year.

Students seek counseling for many reasons including, but not limited to stress, relationship issues, adjustment problems, depression, anxiety, and other psychological difficulties.


Services Information

We provide individual counseling and group counseling when needed. The short-term model of counseling with the number of sessions dependent upon the needs of each student and the mutual goals for treatment agreed upon between the counselor and the student.

Counseling and Wellness staff also provide training, outreach, and consultation to University students, faculty and staff.

  • Free confidential and individual counseling and consultations
  • In-person and tele-health appointments available
  • Licensed professional counselors and graduate counseling staff
  • Psycho-educational and support groups
  • Limited psychiatric consultation and medication evaluation
  • Immediate support for students in crisis

Sexual Misconduct

For your rights and what you need to know to obtain information, support, and assistance options for sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and stalking visit MyUSJ/Sexual Misconduct.

For more information, current USJ students can go to MyUSJ >> Sexual Misconduct >> Resources >> Counseling and Wellness.

Need Help?

Emergency – Town of West Hartford
Campus phone: 9-911
Non-campus phone: 911

USJ Public Safety
Campus phone: x5222
Non-campus phone: 988

Contact Us

Main Line: 860.231.5233
Fax: 860.371.3060
Appointments: Schedule Here
Email: [email protected]

Counseling and Psychological Services Offices
McGovern Hall Student Center, 2nd floor
Services are offered in-person and through telehealth.

Interim Assistant Director, Melissa Emmanuel, LPC
Counselor, Catherine Ponziani, LCSW