Bloomfield College campus

Counseling and Psychological Services

Life is stressful, but the life of a college student is especially so. Counseling offers you an opportunity to talk to someone who will listen to you without criticism or passing judgment, and who will keep what you say confidential. In counseling, you have a safe space to verbalize your thoughts, feelings, and concerns and – in doing so – to gain some understanding and control over them. Services are free, and confidential to all enrolled.

Contact C.A.P.S.

Call or email and a Counselor will get back to you within one business day!

Appointment Schedule

  • Fall and Spring Semester:
    Monday – Friday
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer Session:
    Monday – Thursday
    8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Accommodations will be made for those who need a private space to hold a virtual appointment

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Referral Resources

A referral for psychological counseling should be considered when you believe a student’s problems go beyond your own experience and expertise, or when you feel uncomfortable helping a student with an issue. Please email to inquire about scheduling an appointment, but be mindful this email is only monitored during current business hours of Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For crisis after hours please utilize Uwill or call 833-646-1526.

Common Questions about Counseling

Who can use Bloomfield C.A.P.S?

C.A.P.S provides free counseling services to all students enrolled at the college. If both partners of a couple are BC students, they can be seen for couples counseling to work on their relationship. The office is also able to connect students with off campus referrals as needed.

Why seek counseling?

Most people come to counseling when their usual ways of handling problems are not working well. Maybe they have found that talking to friends or relatives about the problem is impossible or unsatisfying. Many students who come feel upset in some way – angry, depressed, scared, or confused. These feelings may have been set off for a number of reasons:

  • Feeling the loss of someone close
  • Trying to begin or maintain a relationship
  • Having problems concentrating while studying
  • Experiencing anxiety about tests or speaking in class
  • Procrastinating too much
  • Wondering why you are in college
  • Becoming aware you have a problem with alcohol or drugs
  • Struggling to become independent from parents or to not lose touch with your family
  • Concern about family members or friends who are facing issues such as a drinking problem, divorce, serious illness, or death
  • Reacting to an unwanted pregnancy or a traumatic experience such as rape

These are only a few of the reasons why people come for counseling.

How 'bad' should I feel before I go for counseling?

Counseling is NOT just for those times when you feel “at the end of your rope.” Many students find that using a counselor as a sounding board as they’re trying to figure out a solution to a particular problem or learn more about themselves can be extremely helpful. While feeling bad can be one way of knowing it’s time to speak with a professional, it’s not the only one. Just feeling stuck or confused is enough reason.

Of course, if you are feeling distressed — having difficulty concentrating: sleeping: experiencing changes in appetite; serious relationship problems — then you should make an appointment as soon as possible.

How much does it cost to seek counseling at BCMSU?

Services are FREE to all enrolled students.

Will anyone else find out what I talk to my counselor about?

A counseling session is private and confidential. The counselor does not report to deans, parents, and members of the faculty except at the student’s written request. The theory behind all forms of counseling is that creating a safe zone where anything can be discussed without worry of repercussion is a basic necessity before anything else can occur. For more information on confidentiality, click here.

What can I do if I'm not ready for counseling?

There are lots of other ways to work on your problems. A counselor might suggest reading material, self-help groups, internet links or hepful Apps. It’s ok and, in fact, extremely helpful to tell the counselor if you’re not interested or ready to continue one-to-one counseling. Other options can be discussed.

If you don’t feel ready to meet with a counselor even once to explore some options, take a look through the many pamphlets displayed in the hallway on the 2nd floor of Talbott Hall. You may find something there that’s useful.

UWill Partnership

Uwill is the leading student mental health and wellness solution. Uwill offers students free immediate access to teletherapy, a direct crisis connection, and wellness programming through its easy to use online platform.

To schedule non-emergency teletherapy:
Register/log into Uwill and choose a therapist based on your preferences including availability, issue, gender, language, ethnicity. You can also choose a time that fits your schedule with day, night and weekend availability. Access is quick and easy. You can register and book your first session in just minutes using your school email. 

Uwill is Private. Secure. Confidential.

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