Counseling Health and Wellness Center



The mission of the Counseling component of the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center is to provide a welcoming environment for William Paterson University students.  The Counseling Center staff members facilitate students' personal, social, and intellectual growth, as well as adjustment to and engagement within the university community.  Students are assisted with identifying and working through personal barriers, normal developmental issues and stressors, and clinical problems which could impede academic success.

The Counseling Center is staffed with psychologists, social workers, a psychiatrist consultant, and supervised graduate students.


  • Individual Counseling
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Consultation
  • Alcohol & Drug Assessment

Examples of concerns students come to the Counseling Center for:

  • Academic stress
  • Time management
  • Concerns with self-esteem/self-doubt
  • Issues facing those identifying as transgender or gender non-conforming
  • Difficulties with friends or family
  • Unhappiness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Poor decision making
  • Eating-related problems
  • Assertiveness and conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Communication in relationships
  • Alcohol and drug use