Individual Counseling

Individual therapy provides students with the opportunity to identify, explore, and work through problems with a licensed clinician.  A therapist can help students enhance general coping skills and enable students to deal more effectively with personal problems and the normal challenges of life during undergraduate, graduate, or professional school.

CAPS therapists work within a short-term model with the number of sessions based on clinical need as determined by the therapist and the individual student. So that we may provide counseling and psychological services to the many students who request them, we are not able to accommodate those who need or desire more frequent or on-going psychotherapy. We can help you identify appropriate therapists and mental health professionals in the community. Visit our Referrals Page.

Students come to CAPS with a variety of concerns:

  • Adjusting to college/homesickness
  • Academic concerns (test anxiety, motivation, career uncertainties)
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship concerns
  • Family conflicts
  • Roommate conflicts
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Disordered eating concerns
  • Coping with loss
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Sexuality
  • Identity
  • Coping with disability or chronic illness
  • Mental health
  • Sexual abuse, sexual assault
  • Relationship violence