Counseling & Brief Therapy

Counseling and Brief Therapy at CAPS

CAPS offers brief one-on-one counseling, couple's counseling, and group counseling for students dealing with problems like anxiety and depression, eating and body image, alcohol and drug concerns, family, friend, roommate, and relationship problems, academic problems and life decisions, and crises and trauma.

We’ve found that short-term therapy is quite effective with college students, especially when problems are dealt with at an early stage. It’s not unusual for significant change to occur in just a few sessions, even for problems that seem insurmountable at first. 

Some difficult or long-standing problems may not be completely resolved in short-term treatment, but brief, solution-focused therapy could help facilitate subsequent personal efforts to change. In cases where long-term therapy seems best, CAPS staff will assist the student with a referral to an off-campus resource.

Not sure if you have a problem?

Everyone has ups and downs in life. Bad days, funks, the blues...they happen. But, sometimes, they can linger, affect the way you think, act, and feel over a long period of time, or even get in the way of just living your life. Not sure if this is "just a rough patch" or something more? Take one of these mental health screenings or speak with one of our counselors in triage.

How to get connected with a counselor, psychiatrist, or CAPS group

CAPS Triage now meeting remotely.

If you've never been seen at CAPS or it's been 6 months since your last CAPS appointment, you will need to meet with a triage counselor for a brief screening to get started. When you check in, you'll be asked to complete triage paperwork. Your Triage counselor will briefly assess your concern, and together you'll decide on specific follow-up/treatment services (such as group, counseling, or psychiatry) on- or off-campus.

Find out how to schedule a triage appointment at CAPS.


Any subsequent visits are scheduled by appointment.

If you've already been seen at CAPS within the past 6 months, simply call for an appointment (520-621-3334). Please note that at busy times during the semester, it can take as long as 3-4 weeks to see a CAPS psychiatric provider, so allow ample time. If you're already seeing a counselor or psychiatry provider at CAPS and would like to sign up for a group, ask them for more information about what group might be a good fit for you.

If it's been longer than 6 months since your last CAPS appointment, you will need to meet with a triage counselor before you can make an appointment.

Late arrivals, rescheduling, and cancellations:

If you're more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled counseling appointment, you may need to be rescheduled to the next available appointment time.

To cancel or reschedule a CAPS appointment, call before 4 pm the day before your appointment or there will be a late cancellation charge billed to your account.


Find out more about the CAPS Counseling Staff

Access your Campus Health account and appointment information through Patient Link.