As do most college counseling centers, CAPS utilizes a short-term treatment model so we can assist as many students as possible in addressing mental health issues that may come up as part of university life.
If ongoing mental health concerns have been identified prior to coming to Tulane, including ADHD and other psychiatric medication needs, you would be better served by seeing a New Orleans community provider who can offer consistent care over an extended time. Our Care Coordinator can help you in finding appropriate clinicians.
The Care Coordinator works to determine each student’s personal situation to ensure a smooth transition.
The Care Coordinator also acts as a centralized point of contact for students, families, and providers who raise questions or concerns about the referral process or who need access to our up-to-date campus and community referral databases.
Another helpful resource in learning more about community providers is psychologytoday.com. By searching for therapists based on your zip code, you can read more about each one's experience, any areas of specialty, approach, and insurance information. If community providers are recommended, always know that you can phone and/or meet with more than one to see which clinician best fits your needs. Ask questions about payment and insurance, location, session time availability and any other concerns you may have.