Individual Counseling

If you are interested in ongoing individual or group therapy at CAPS, you should 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 a single session to process, problem-solve, and learn about useful tools and resources. When this is the case, please schedule a Single-Session Therapy appointment directly (instead of an intake).  If you know that you want something more ongoing, an intake appointment is the best place to start.  If the intake therapist determines that longer term or more specialized care is more appropriate, s/he will help you with referrals.

If you want immediate help, you don't need to wait for an intake.  We are pleased to offer several short-term programs to address common concerns.  We have several workshop series that are 3 weeks long, designed to fit into your busy lives (they are only 1-hour per week) and to teach you useful skills/tools to help.  Also, please check out our drop-in wellness / support groups.  You can come to these regularly or sporadically and you can also take advantage of these offerings while also in individual therapy at CAPS or elsewhere.

How to schedule an INTAKE:  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.

How often and how long is INDIVIDUAL THERAPY at CAPS:  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 be scheduled on a weekly or biweekly basis.  Often, all that is needed are a few sessions.  In some cases, a student may meet with a therapist weekly for a few weeks, transition to an every other week schedule, and continue to work on an issue in a group format in the following semester.  In other cases, a student may meet with a therapist at CAPS for a few sessions to help with a single acute problem and then be referred off-campus for ongoing care for additional issues.  Your intake therapist will help you determine a plan that is right for you.