Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a range of clinical mental health options including individual, group and couples counseling. Learning disability and psychological assessment is available through appointment, we work closely with the Accommodations Resource Center to advocate for and support students’ academic success. We offer advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and those accused through both our Case Manager and our Sexual Assault Advocate. Alcohol use and issues of addiction are serious concerns for college students and we have an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) specialist on staff to work with students struggling with these concerns.
Therapy is available to all students without session limits or cost, students can call ahead and set up an intake session or come into the office and schedule a session in person. Medication evaluation and maintenance are available for students utilizing CAPS.
Walk-in services are available from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. These 20 minute sessions can be focused on finding educational resources or deciding if counseling is the right decision.
Groups are run throughout the semester. Spring 2016 includes the introduction of “Circle of Care” a support group for survivors of sexual abuse (Mondays 3:45 – 5:00p.m., UC 221) and the “Be Brave” collegiate recovery community support group (Tuesday 4:00-5:00p.m., Pine Cottage). Heartease Yoga (Monday 4:00-5:00p.m., Cypress), Process Group (Thursday 2:15-3:30pm, UC 221), Expressive Art (Thursday 3:45-5:00p.m., UC 221) and Keep Calm (Tuesday 3:45-5:00p.m., UC 221) groups are open for new members.
Workshops are offered throughout the year to help students enhance personal effectiveness and cope with the demands of college life. Workshops are developed to enhance students’ personal and academic development.
The mission of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to provide clinical mental health services of a primarily developmental and preventative nature to help students balance their lives.