Counseling

SHIP Waiver Instructions for Special Programs

You are almost there! Help us help you! To save you time and frustration, please take a moment to review these helpful steps. Most errors encountered during the waiver process can be avoided by following these simple instructions. This waiver application is only for students in a Summer Special Program who are waiving for the Summer 2022 session. Please fill out the WAIVER WORKSHEET to guide you through the online waiver application. NOTE: This worksheet is...

Requests for Documentation

At times, students may need documentation of services received at CAPS to support withdrawal from classes, arrangements with financial aid, accommodations through Disabled Students Program, and for academic accommodations from instructors.

While it is generally not CAPS policy to write letters, counselors can provide other forms of documentation when appropriate. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can provide the following documentation for current and/or previous clients:

Confirmation of Visit(s) Verification of Illness Certification of Psychological Disability.

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Satellite Offices

We understand that connecting with students in other locations on campus serves to break down potential barriers to seeking support. Cultural issues and the stigma of counseling can be barriers. For other students, the Tang Center can feel too far, or too formal a setting. Some graduate students can feel uncomfortable running into the undergraduate students they teach. Making contact with a counselor at a satellite office can help demystify the services provided at CAPS and UHS.

Most locations are only offering virtual counseling at this time...

Group Counseling

Many students benefit from counseling in a group format where common concerns can be explored. UHS group counseling sessions are free and do not require health insurance.

Let's Talk Schedule

Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations are informal, brief, free consultations with UHS mental health counselors. They do not require any insurance or paperwork.

PLEASE NOTE: Let's Talk consultations are not formal therapy sessions and do not constitute mental health treatment, and we are not able to assist with DSP and other documentation support during Let's Talk. You will need to schedule an individual counseling appointment for supporting documentation.

UHS counselors have expertise and competency in...

Meet the CAPS Staff

CAPS Counseling Staff The UHS CAPS Counseling staff is a multicultural group of professional counselors and psychiatrists. Counselors include psychologists, social workers, and advanced-level trainees. We try to accommodate students’ preferences regarding counseling gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Laura Alie Laura Alie, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Assistant Director, Hospital...

Brief Individual and Couples Counseling

Counseling is available to all students at no charge. There are a variety of options for accessing counseling at CAPS or through our partner humanest.

On-campus Resources

TALK (to a mental health professional)

Let's Talk drop-in consultation with a CAPS counselor. This is not a formal counseling session. Speaking with a counselor in a confidential setting can help you access support, provide perspective, help you explore resources and options and discuss how counseling might be helpful. "Let's Talk" is designed for students who are wanting to talk to a counselor casually. It is not appropriate for students needing urgent help....