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Personal Counseling

Our staff of professional, master’s degree-level counselors offer free and confidential short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention and referral resources. If you would like to schedule a counseling appointment, please click here to set up a time to meet with a counselor or click here to email the counselors directly.

Our services include:

  • Providing brief counseling sessions in overcoming issues such as, test anxiety, poor concentration, time management, relationships, stress management and disabilities.
  • Establishing or clarifying educational and career goals.
  • Supporting students with the transition from high school to college.
  • Exploring barriers to help students become personally and academically successful and achieve their full potential.
  • Engaging and teaching coping skills to students.
  • Assisting students who are on academic probation or suspension.
  • Assessing student needs and when necessary making appropriate referrals to community resources or referrals for long term counseling.

Contact CAPSS

Email Us
203-575-8025 (p)
203-596-8610 (f)

We are located in:
Kinney Hall, Room K520
750 Chase Parkway

We are Available Virtually:
  • Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

*Late appointments can be made if needed, email us at

Contact CAPSS
Crisis Support

Need Help Now? In a Crisis?

Call or text a trained crisis counselor to talk:

How to recognize that you are in crisis:

A crisis is an urgent concern that requires immediate assistance – you MAY be in crisis if: 

  • You are feeling overwhelmed or overly anxious 
  • You are having difficulty coping and managing emotions 
  • Your thoughts are racing out of control 
  • You are feeling unsafe 
  • Your usual problem-solving strategies are just not working at this time


NVCC and Community Resources

Resources for Continuing, Readmitting and New Students

Counselors - Sam Johnson, Terry Latella, Tammy MacBrien (Danbury Campus)
Academic Advisors – Vince McCann, Sue Houlihan, Iris Astacio 

Community Resources

Food Assistance in CT:

Housing Assistance in CT:

Legal Aid in CT:

Fuel and Utilities Assistance in CT:

Emergency Shelter Services

  • St. Vincent DePaul Shelter
    114 Benedict Street, Waterbury CT
  • Salvation Army Family Emergency Shelter
    74 Central Avenue, Waterbury CT
  • City of Danbury Shelter
    41 New Street, Danbury, CT
    203 796-1661
  • Harmony House Shelter
    5 Harmony Street, Danbury, CT

Community Health Centers

  • Stay Well Health Center
    80 Phoenix Ave Waterbury, CT
  • Stay Well Health Center
    1302 South Main Street Waterbury, CT
  • Planned Parenthood
    203-753-2119 (Waterbury)
    203-743-2446 (Danbury)
  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Waterbury Hospital
  • Danbury Hospital

Non-profit Counseling Services

  • Women's Center- Free and Confidential Services for Men & Women
    203-731-5200; 2 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810
  • Psychiatric and Emergency Management-Waterbury Hospital
  • Catholic Charities-Danbury
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury Hotline
  • Wellmore- Waterbury
  • Veteran Affairs 
    NVCC Veteran Resources

AIDS Testing Sites

  • Waterbury Health Department
  • AIDS Project Greater Danbury

NVCC's Mentoring Program

The mentoring program at NVCC provides students/mentees with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty or staff member from the College. The purpose of the program is to match participating students with a mentor who can help guide and direct the student on the path to success in his or her chosen field.

The mentor and mentee should dedicate at least 2 hours each month for the program to be successful. Mentors are used a resource to help students feel comfortable with and knowledgeable about the academic system. Mentors also connect students to the multiple services available on campus. 


  • pass along their experience and knowledge.
  • gain stronger understanding of the needs of the next generation
  • play an important role in the success of a student
  • show commitment to NVCC and the betterment of the student body
  • share work experiences and knowledge of their profession with the mentees
  • Learn from mentees and gain stronger understanding of the challenges students face and how they deal with these challenges
  • Receive the eNewsletter, Mentoring Minute

How Do I Sign Up?

  • If you are a student interested in signing up for a mentor please contact CAPSS at 203-575-8025 or email Sam Johnson, or fill out our online mentor request form
  • If you are a faculty or staff member who wants to become a mentor email Sam Johnson, or fill out our online mentor surveyNo experience is necessary - we will train you!

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