Types of Appointments

CAPS offers a variety of counseling services to help students adjust to college life, cope with personal challenges, gain self-awareness, and address psychological concerns. Students may meet with a counselor for an initial screening and evaluation to determine how the student’s mental health needs can best be met.

Students with presenting issues that are best addressed at CAPS can participate in brief individual, couples, or group counseling. Concerns frequently addressed in brief counseling at CAPS include stress management, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, concerns related to cultural background or identity, and concerns about family, romantic, or interpersonal relationships. If it is determined that the student’s needs will best be met by another agency, the counselor will provide the student with appropriate referrals or resources.

CAPS also offers psychiatric services (if a counselor determines that a psychiatric evaluation is warranted) and crisis counseling to assist with emergencies or serious crises related to psychological concerns.

Case Management SUPPORT Services

Case management support services are designed to identify and meet the individual’s psychosocial needs that may be impacting the individual’s daily functioning. The goal is to assist students in obtaining the appropriate services to enhance both their academic and personal well-being. Individuals are able to schedule a case management support appointment, typically 45 minutes, with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Services include: navigating the university and community resources; referrals to off-campus providers; coordinating and monitoring referrals with outside providers. Students interested in case management support services should contact CAPS to schedule an appointment.