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Advising & Counseling

Personal Counseling ~ Available Resources

Students at RVCC come to Advising and Counseling Services for a variety of reasons--academic, personal, social, emotional, and vocational issues are common concerns among college students.  The staff at RVCC's Advising and Counseling Services provides free &confidential short-term counseling services to the college community, including individual, couple and group counseling sessions.  Our services are designed to help make your college years productive, rewarding, and satisfying as you meet the many challenges before you.

Please visit us anytime during our office hours.  We also have a list of web resources that you may find helpful.

If you are in crisis, please contact the Somerset County Screening Center HOTLINE at 908-526-4100, the Hunterdon County Screening Center HOTLINE at 908-788-6400, or dial 911. 




In the event that you need to find emergency shelter, please contact the Board of Social Services. 
Somerset County: 908-526-8800, M-F 8:15am-6:00pm (after hours Helpline 1-800-287-3607) or Hunterdon County: 908-788-1300, M-F 8:30am-4:30pm (after hours Helpline 1-800-272-4630)


Some typical reasons students meet with us: 



Workshops offered by Advising and Counseling Services:


  • academic problems
  • career counseling
  • transfer counseling
  • family concerns
  • lack of direction / focus
  • anxiety and / or anger issues
  • grief counseling
  • sexual abuse / violence
  • abuse of alcohol and /or drugs (see below)
  • eating disorders
  • study skills
  • test anxiety
  • time management*
  • stress & anxiety management
  • career development
  • dealing with depression

 *Listen to our latest podcast:  "Get a Grip: Time Management, Study Skills and Test Anxiety" (audio only) presented by Jess Spayd and Bambi Kuhl. This lecture was sponsored by the RVCC Academic Support Center. Recorded February 10, 2015.



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