During your first visit to CAPS, your counselor will focus on learning about what brings you to CAPS, ask you questions about your experience and make recommendations about next steps that may include care at CAPS, referral to on-campus supports, or a referral to an off-campus mental health professional. Students will be scheduled for a 30-minute first session each semester they come to CAPS, even if they have accessed services before.
Students who come to CAPS for individual counseling typically have 50-minute appointments with their counselors every other week. They engage with their counselor to identify goals and duration of treatment.
CAPS offers both in person and telehealth (via Zoom) appointments. We ask students come in person to CAPS for urgent appointments.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to your CAPS appointment to check-in and complete pre-appointment forms. This will allow you and your CAPS counselor to maximize your scheduled appointment time.