- Self Help
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- Frequently Asked Questions
While you are working to achieve your academic goals, sometimes life can get in the way. Our highly trained, compassionate counselors are available to offer brief support in order to help you succeed academically and with personal development. All counseling at CAPS is free and confidential - your privacy is protected by law.
CAPS offers up to 10 counseling sessions per academic year, for individual and relationship counseling or a combination of the two. The number of sessions and form of counseling is based on the individual student's presenting concern. Our average is about 5 counseling sessions per person per academic year. This policy helps us accommodate as many students as possible. We are committed to offering a broad array of groups, an extremely effective form of therapy, skills building, and support, which are not subject to session limits.
If you have not been seen at CAPS before, start with a consultation, either in person or over the phone. No appointment is needed; simply come by or call during our consultation hours. Our winter term consultation hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Come to the 5th floor of Snell Hall or call 541-737-2131.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, please call 541-737-7000 on campus or 911 off campus.
During your consultation, you may be scheduled to return for a first appointment (for individual or couples therapy). If you are scheduled for a first appointment, please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for you to fill out forms and for your cousnelor to review them prior to beginning your session. Email/text reminders for CAPS appointments indicate the time of your appointment and how early you should check in. The forms you'll complete include information for you to read about CAPS services, your contact information, as well as information about yourself and why you are seeking counseling. This first session will provide you with the opportunity to talk confidentially with a counselor about your immediate concerns. Some people meet their counseling goals in a single session, while others may be seen for a few, or participate in one of our many groups. The counselor will work with you to formulate an action plan specific to you.