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Schedule a Meeting with AVI

Anti-Violence Initiatives, or AVI, is an on-campus, confidential resource that is available to you at any point in your healing process. AVI is staffed by two licensed clinicians and trained advocates who can assist you in identifying your needs, help you understand the options available, and help you access any resources on- or off- campus.  AVI can also work with you to ensure your physical and emotional safety.  Should clients choose to engage in counseling, both clinicians can provide short term counseling services and referrals for long term care. AVI strives to differentiate our services based on individual needs and remain responsive to each client’s individual identity.

AVI provides brief individual counseling, referral assistance, and urgent appointments.  

To request an appointment with AVI:

  • First access the Center for Student Wellness Online Wellness Link (OWL).
  • Navigate to and log in using your TCNJ user ID and password.
  • Once logged in, click on “Appointments.” This will bring you to a page with multiple options for Student Health and Counseling and Prevention Services.  Choose “Counseling Services” and click Submit. On the next page, under the “Search for next available appointments” header, select the following options:
  • Clinic: Counseling & Prevention Services (CAPS).  (Requests for all clinical services, including Anti-Violence Initiatives, Alcohol and Other Drug Support Services and general counseling needs are submitted here.)
  • Reason: Request for Service Form
  • Provider: All Providers
  • Select the time that best fits your schedule. Once you have secured a time, please fill out the Forms linked on the same page. Prior to your appointment, you will be emailed a link to the virtual session.

Please note that completing an Request for Service form will take approximately 5-10 minutes. The initial consultation will be with one of the staff members from Counseling and Prevention Services.  They will discuss your request and get you assigned to a therapist – it is not therapy itself.  Please be sure to indicate your interest for working with an AVI clinician on the RFS and in your 10 minute consultation.

Important: Here are some tips to help avoid any frustration using AVI’s online service:

  1. The online service does not fully, reliably support mobile devices (i.e. smart phones), so a ‘regular’ computer is best.
  2.  If you encounter any bugs using a laptop and WiFi, switching to a desktop/wired combination will help resolve issues.

What to expect in your first scheduled appointment, after the 10 minute initial consultation: The Assistant Director for Anti-Violence Initiatives will have reviewed your request thoroughly, and during this first counseling appointment your concerns will be discussed and a plan will be developed. Options could include group counseling, referral(s) to on or off campus resources, brief individual counseling, advocacy services, or a combination of these services. At its core, the process is about matching you with services that will best meet your needs.