Get to know Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Encourage your student to seek support for their mental health.
Encourage your student to seek support for their mental health.

As students prepare to return to campus, it can be helpful to discuss available mental health resources with your student. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a variety of mental health services in a short-term treatment model that is focused on helping students effectively meet a desired change or goal.

Services include:

  • Individual Counseling and Relational Counseling: Students participating in these services collaborate with their counselor to set goals and are typically scheduled every other week. Students who are needing longer-term counseling and/or weekly sessions meet with the CAPS Care Manager to connect them with a community resource.
  • Group Counseling: Groups provide an opportunity to work through a variety of concerns while receiving support and gaining new insight from peers. CAPS offers short-term workshops, drop-in workshops and weekly processing groups.
  • Let’s Talk: These telehealth appointments are informal, brief, confidential consultations with a CAPS clinician. These consultations are a great way to gain support on brief concerns or to informally meet with a clinician.
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Services: CAPS offers individual sessions, evaluations and psychoeducation workshops focused on alcohol and other drugs. These services may have additional costs associated.
  • Body Image and Disordered Eating Services: These services include individual sessions, group workshops and the Body Acceptance Program to address body image and eating concerns.

Students are encouraged to call 402-472-7450 to schedule their first appointment. First appointments, called initial evaluations, are scheduled on a same-day basis. CAPS regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, after-hours assistance is available for urgent concerns by calling 402-472-7450 and following the prompts.