Individual Counseling

CAPS offers short-term individual counseling services for students. 

Counseling, also called therapy (as an abbreviation of psychotherapy), involves a one-to-one collaborative and therapeutic relationship with a mental health provider.

At CAPS individual counseling sessions are provided by licensed mental health clinicians including psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Services are also provided by doctoral-level psychology interns working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. 

Students utilize brief therapy at CAPS to address areas of concern such as stress and anxiety, depression, and problems in relationships. Your CAPS Counselor will advise you as to whether brief therapy is a suitable treatment option to address your unique concerns. 

If you participate in counseling at CAPS, your counselor will work with you to establish therapeutic goals that are suitable for a brief format. Individual sessions are typically scheduled on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and are 45 to 50 minutes in length. 

In many cases brief therapy can be a very effective treatment modality all on its own. If at the conclusion of short-term therapy additional support is needed, your counselor will make recommendations for accessing on-going care such as a CAPS group or off-campus referral.