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Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS LogoOur mission at CAPS is:

CAPS staff is strongly committed to addressing the mental health needs of a diverse student body through timely access to consultation and connection to clinically appropriate services. CAPS affirms that people of every background are to be treated with respect and dignity. The professional ethics and standards of the multidisciplinary staff at CAPS set a framework for understanding how facets of identity (e.g., gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs and socioeconomic background) impact life experience. CAPS is committed to our training programs in social work and psychology and to our staff’s ongoing professional development including enhancing clinical skills and multicultural competence. We have an approach to mental health that integrates physical, emotional, academic, spiritual, social, and cultural well-being.

CAPS believes that:

  • All students should have equal access to thriving in the community.
  • Each person exists somewhere on a continuum between surviving and thriving.
  • Thriving depends on individual balance in conjunction with social and ecological balance.

Some aspects of individual balance:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Intellectual

Some aspects of social and ecological balance:

  • The belief that the more one identifies with "others" (people, animals, ecosystems), the more they are able to thrive. See deep ecology, ecopsychology.
  • Respect
  • Inclusion
  • Compassion

To achieve these goals, we offer a variety of services. Learn more about our services using the left hand menu at the top of this webpage.

Access services without an appointment:

We're open for eligible individuals to access first time counseling without an appointment. Visit us on Monday - Friday between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Check the events calendar on the home page for any closures for holidays and breaks. For more information about CAPS services, call 919-966-3658.

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