After a consultation, if individual therapy at CAPS is determined to be the best service for you, we will schedule the soonest available appointment with a clinician. Once you begin your sessions, you and your therapist will work together to help reach your goals, manage distress, and move toward improved mental well-being and balance.
The number of sessions you meet will depend upon your particular needs, and you may receive up to 12 counseling sessions per academic year (depending on need). Missed appointments and late cancelations are counted toward the 12-session limit. This session limit, however, does not include emergency, consultation, group therapy, or psychiatric appointments. If ongoing care is indicated after reaching the session limit, students may work with our Care Coordinator to find appropriate services in the community.
Sometimes students who have never been in therapy wonder what the process is like. Therapists at CAPS will talk with you to get a better understanding of you and your life so they can help you learn about yourself to develop ways of understanding and addressing the things that cause you distress. Even though it may seem awkward at first to talk about very personal issues, people often find that putting their concerns into words to someone who is supportive and listening can be very beneficial. Our clinicians are well trained to address a wide variety of issues and you and your therapist will work together in exploring the most productive way of addressing what is on your mind.