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CAPS Frequently Asked Questions

But wait, I just want to meet with someone one-on-one!

And you can! But only after completing the pre-requisites for individual counseling.

In order to be eligible for individual counseling, you must complete 2 pre-counseling offerings, which include any of our Well-Being Seminars (offered various times throughout the week) or online modules through TAO that you may do on your own at any time.

The Well-Being Seminars are set up similar to a class, where you will be learning and practicing skills. There is no expectation to share personal details about yourself or what brings you to CAPS.

Group settings not for you? Or, unable to make one of our in-person sessions? We have another option! During the Brief Consultation, you will be provided information about our TAO programs and simply need to complete two of these prior to being eligible.  These are online modules that can be completed at anytime, anywhere!

You can also complete a combination of the two! Attend one in-person and complete one TAO module. The sooner you complete these requirements, the sooner you will be able to meet for individual counseling.

If you would prefer to not go through our process of obtaining an individual counselor, here is a list of off-campus providers that may better serve your needs. You may also refer to your insurance website as well as psychologytoday.com to find a local therapist.

I just need/want medication

Only students who are engaged in on-going CAPS counseling services are eligible to continue to make appointments with a psychiatric provider. Students who are only interested in taking medication will be assisted in finding an appropriate provider off-campus (at the student's expense).

I've heard about CAPS Waitlist, will I be able to be seen during the semester?

While each semester we cannot guarantee individual counseling for all, what we can guarantee is a Brief Consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your needs and receive recommendations for care going forward.

You may also attend any of our Well-Being Seminars, which several will be offered each week throughout the semester, and have access to TAO self-help, both of which will teach you valuable skills to manage various mental health concerns.

If you feel that you are waiting too long and really need to be seen, please consider an off-campus provider