Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling for Individuals

  • Individual psychotherapy can enhance general coping skills and enable you to deal more effectively with personal problems and also with the normal challenges of life during college, graduate or professional school.

    Therapy provides students with the opportunity to identify, explore, understand and work through problems in partnership with a trained professional. A caring therapist, someone who is outside your social circle, academic program and family, can help you gain new perspectives and expand choices whether you are experiencing a short-term crisis or an ongoing difficulty.

    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 long term 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 issues (test anxiety, motivation, career uncertainties)
    • Self-esteem
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Depression
    • Relationship concerns
    • Family conflicts
    • Roommate issues
    • 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