Individual Counseling

Before getting started with therapy at CAPS in the current academic year, you will schedule an Intake Session.

This 45-minute session helps the therapist get to know you and your concerns. At the end of the session, the two of you will determine the best course of action, including the possibility of individual, couples, or group counseling at CAPS or pursuing counseling services elsewhere. Sometimes all that is desired or needed is 1-3 sessions to process, problem-solve, and learn about useful tools and resources. We are pleased to announce that we now offer several short-term programs to address common concerns.  Our new workshop series are each 3 weeks long and are designed to fit into your busy lives (they are only 1-hour per week).  RIO, Getting Unstuck, and Anxiety Toolbox are all designed to teach you new skills and to be very practical in helping you address issues like anxiety, depression, and mood management.  Your intake therapist will advise you if one of these workshops seems like the right "fit."

The initial intake session can be scheduled by phone or in person. You will have intake forms to complete prior to your appointment so please be sure to arrive 30 minutes before you are scheduled to meet with a therapist.

If individual therapy at CAPS is the recommended course of action, please know that CAPS is limited to a brief therapy model and sessions may not be scheduled on a weekly basis.  Often, all that is needed are a handful of sessions.  In other cases, a student may meet with a therapist weekly for a few weeks, then transition to an every other week schedule, and continue to work on an issue in a group format in the following semester.  Your intake therapist will help you determine a plan that is right for you.