Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

501 Student Health Center, 863-0395

http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/counseling

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides safe, confidential opportunities to explore emotional issues, gain awareness about yourself, and become active in taking charge of your life. Loneliness, depression, family difficulties, anxiety, lack of confidence, the inability to concentrate or study, or simply feeling the need to talk things out are all examples of concerns that may be dealt with through personal counseling.It helps to ask, "How are these concerns affecting me and my relationships with others? Are they disrupting my work, interfering with my life, or preventing me from reaching my potential?"

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services:

-- Provides basic counseling services free of charge for full-time students;

-- Is staffed by professionals in psychology, psychiatry, and social work;

-- Offers short-term individual and couples counseling;

-- Sponsors therapy groups focusing on such topics as stress reduction, sexual assault, grief and loss, eating disorders, and communications;

-- Provides psychiatric services (medication evaluation) for students seen in counseling at CAPS for a $30 fee;

-- Provides emergency help for students in crisis;

-- Assists with referrals for on and off campus services;

-- Maintains confidentiality. In general, no information is released without written consent of the student.

Office appointments can be scheduled by calling or visiting CAPS during office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.