Counseling & Psych Services
Racism, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and CAPS’ Commitment to Action
Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) at the University of Arizona joins with the entire country in expressing our sorrow, grief, outrage, and call to action regarding the racial injustices and tragedies that began hundreds of years ago and continue today. These events impact all of us, and we deplore structural and systemic race bias and discrimination, whether consciously driven or not. For those experiencing or witnessing this trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt. As your mental health center, CAPS is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, with humility and compassion.
CAPS strives to be responsive to the needs of a diverse student body and to offer a range of services designed to support all students. We continue to build diversity and awareness on the CAPS team, in our hiring and training practices, and through our personal commitment to understanding implicit bias. CAPS services are for every University of Arizona student, including students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, abilities, and sizes. We welcome you.
The recent protests against racism and police violence, as well as the disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on communities of color, highlight the trauma, grief, and uncertainty that so many have experienced. If you are in need of support, we invite you to utilize CAPS services, including free, online drop-in groups: a support group for students of color; a general support group to help you through these stressful times; and a guided meditation group. We are here for you.
Give us a call for more information or to get started: (520) 621-3334.
Counseling & Psych Services Staff and Leadership
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Advisory
CAPS and Campus Health Services remain informed by campus, local, state, and national agencies on COVID-19. Click here for the latest updates.
CAPS Main is open to assist Arizona students online by HIPAA-compliant video conference.
Seen in the last 6 months?
If you've seen a CAPS counselor in the past 6 months, you can schedule an appointment by calling CAPS Main (CAPS North and Yuma Hall satellite are closed until further notice).
CAPS Main phone: (520) 621-3334.
CAPS Main hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
(For crisis situations after-hours, you can reach a counselor by calling CAPS Main.)
Are you new to CAPS?
Join an online CAPS group.
Whatever you're going through, you don't have to do it alone (pandemic or not).
Powerful changes can happen when you meet with a group of peers who get what you're going through. That's why CAPS continues to offer groups to support student well-being during this time.
Coping with COVID-19
These are challenging times. There can be fear, stress, and anxiety related to COVID-19. We want you to know Campus Health is here to support you.
Online CAPS resources for students during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Summer 2020 Online Groups & Workshops (meeting via HIPAA-compliant video conferencing)
- TAO Pathways FREE online self-help activities chosen by CAPS to help cope with feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and restlessness. Enroll in TAO PATHWAYS for free and enter the enrollment key: CAPS-Cares-520 or click here to find out more.
- Stronger Than resources for building resilience.
- Self-help tips for common student concerns.
- Take Charge of Your Well-Being in 2020 - resources for supporting your mental and physical health from Health Promotion and Preventive Services.
We're rooting for you.
Be sure that you're taking care of yourself and looking out for your friends and other campus community members. We're all in this together. And together, we'll get through this stronger than before.
Whenever you're struggling with a challenging situation, creating your own self-help plan can be empowering and enlightening.Free Self-Help Tools & Tips
Concerned about a friend?
Friends seem to know when you need to vent or when you need to share a frozen yogurt, and the time spent sharing like this can strengthen the bond between you. Sometimes, though, even a friend doesn't know how to help. The problems your friend’s sharing or the things you’re observing may be concerning, and you may feel in over your head.
If you’re concerned about a friend’s recent behaviors, emotions, or statements, here’s how you can help.How to Help a Friend
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.
Connect with a live Disaster Distress Hotline crisis counselor 24/7, from all 50 states. Text TALKWITHUS for English or HABLANOS for Spanish to 66746 or call 1-800-985-5990.Crisis Resources & Hotlines
Hey, Wildcat. Want to talk? We'll listen.
At Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), students can speak with licensed mental health professionals about things like:
- anxiety and depression
- eating and body image
- alcohol and drug concerns
- family, friend, roommate, and relationship problems
- sexual assault and relationship violence
- crises and trauma
- psychiatric medication
- And anything else you need to talk about.
All currently enrolled students are eligible to be seen at CAPS.
Find out more about who we are and what we do.
Find out more about CAPS locations and hours.
Take it from Wilbur, talking it out helps!
Watch this video to find out more about what we do and how to get started:
Have a question? Looking for more resources?
Call CAPS at (520) 621-3334 or try one of these links to get you started:
Who We Are and What We Do: Find out more about the CAPS team, CAPS services, and how to get an appointment.
Find an Off-Campus Therapist with The Shrink Space
Self-Help Resources: Browse our self-help tips, videos, and workshops, or find the perfect self-help book for you.
For Parents and Family: Learn more about our Parents Matter program sponsored by the University of Arizona Parents and Family Association.
For Faculty/Staff: Concerned about a student? Find out more about how you can consult with a CAPS staff member. Looking for resources for yourself? Need resources for yourself? Visit Life & Work Connections for information on their programs, counseling, and workshops.
Learn more about our Stronger Than initiative: Resources for Building Resilience
ASUA Basic Needs Initiative: Resources across the University of Arizona and Pima County for helping students, faculty, and staff to meet their basic needs.
Download our Spring-Summer 2020 Resources and Services Handout for a quick summary of CAPS services, crisis and community resources, free apps, and self-help books.
Find out more about free campus and online resources happening right now.
Emergency Mental Health Assistance:
Are you a student or concerned about a student? Walk-in services are available at both CAPS Main and CAPS North.
During Business Hours (Monday – Friday, *NEW HOURS: 8:00am-4:30pm)
You can walk in for an emergency consultation at Counseling & Psych Services. We have two locations:
- CAPS Main - At Highland Commons, 1224 E. Lowell St – 3rd floor of Campus Health Service
- CAPS North - At North District, 1051 E. Mabel St – 2nd floor inside NorthREC *** CAPS NORTH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
- CAPS Main – (520) 621-3334
- CAPS North – (520) 626-3100 *** CAPS NORTH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
After Hours and UA Holidays:
- Call us at either (520) 621-3334 or (520) 626-3100 and speak with a licensed mental health provider.
Download this information as a handout below:
Emergency Mental Health Assistance (for students)
Emergency Information and Resources For Everyone:
For students and non-students. Learn about crisis warning signs and who to call in a crisis situation on our Crisis Resources and Hotlines page.