Individual Counseling

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; the number of sessions you have is based on clinical need determined by the therapist and the individual student. In order to provide counseling and psychological services to as many students as possible, we are not able to accommodate those who need or desire more frequent or ongoing psychotherapy. We can help you identify appropriate therapists and mental health professionals in the community. Visit our Referrals Page to learn more.

Students come to CAPS with a variety of concerns, including but not limited to:

  • 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


Need Immediate Help?

If you or someone around you is experiencing an emergency or are in a crisis, please call one of the numbers below to get in touch with someone right away:

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