CAPS Counseling Model
CAPS provides short-term counseling, which means that students meet one-on-one with a therapist for a limited amount of sessions that are typically 45-50 minutes in length. Counseling is a collaborative process where the therapist and student work together to help the student reach specific goals. Reasons that people seek therapy vary greatly, but common reasons include romantic relationships or friendships, depression, anxiety, trauma, academic concerns, substance use, being affected by racism, being away from home, current events, and more.
Short-term counseling is most effective with students who are motivated, willing to work on suggestions and homework between sessions, and are able to self-reflect and solve their own problems with the assistance of the therapist.
Many students come in seeking individual therapy, however, we often find that workshops and groups are more helpful and appropriate! Click for this semester's workshops, drop-in groups, and therapy groups!
Students who believe they would benefit from longer-term counseling without the session limits, or who would prefer to be seen every week, can visit our community resources page to find information on off-campus counseling centers, or can contact CAPS and ask for an appointment with our Case Managers.