Who We Are and What We Do
In Service of Student Wellness and Success
Our mission at Counseling & Psych services (CAPS) is to help students thrive personally and academically. To do this, we offer direct clinical services to enrolled students, consultation with concerned family, friends, faculty, and staff in service of students, and outreach and education to the UA community.
Who We Are:
The CAPS clinical team includes licensed psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers as well as board certified psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners. CAPS clinicians come from a variety of backgrounds, areas of specialty, and approaches to treatment. The CAPS team also includes administrative and care coordination staff. Together, we provide brief therapy, psychiatric care, group treatment, care coordination, outreach programming, and specialty services to UA students.
All of us at CAPS are dedicated to providing a safe and confidential environment for UA students of all ages, degree programs, life circumstances, and cultures. We know how important school is to you and how important taking good care of yourself is to school.
We are proud to be a part of the award-winning Campus Health Service, and challenge ourselves to explore cutting-edge and evidence-based treatments that meet the unique and ever-evolving needs of university students.
At CAPS, enrolled students can receive mental health care, including
- Brief therapy.
- Short-term psychiatric care.
- group treatment
- Regular workshops in collaboration with the UA Think Tank and Graduate and Student Professional Council.
CAPS also offers clinical services in specialty areas, including:
- ADHD counseling and medication management.
- Sexual assault, relationship violence, and trauma services through Oasis.
- Specialized care for the LGBTQIA and allied community in partnership with LGBTQ Affairs.
- Eating disorder, disordered eating, and body image treatment and support.
- Support for substance abuse recovery.
Find out more about the following clinical services and resources available at CAPS:
Find out more about specialty services offered at CAPS:
Find out how to get started at CAPS.
Care Coordination Services:
CAPS Care Coordinators can assist with finding community resources, including referrals for counseling, psychiatry, and other services. Same-day visits in person or by phone are available.
For finding providers off-campus
Download our resources list for a quick summary of CAPS services, crisis and community resources, free apps, and self-help books:
In the spirit of serving students, CAPS offers consultative services for concerned family members, friends, faculty, and staff.
For concerned parents and families: Find out more about helping their student succeed personally and academically through our Parents Matter website.
For concerned friends: Find out more about helping a friend who might be experiencing problems.
For concerned UA faculty and staff: Use our Call & Consult service to speak with a CAPS professional to help problem-solve when difficult student problems arise.
Outreach and Education:
CAPS offers training, education, and outreach to the UA community. We regularly participate in UA events and partner with campus resources like the UA Think Tank and the Women and Gender Resource Center to provide psychoeducation and mental health screenings. CAPS professionals and students involved in the Mindful Ambassadors program also provide psychoeducational workshops and presentations across campus.
If you'd like to request a CAPS presentation or have a CAPS member present at your event, call us at (520) 621-3334 and speak with our outreach coordinator about your options. Please note that events generally need to be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance.