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.

How do I access counseling services?
  • 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 walk-in hours. Our current walk-in hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am to 4pm and Thursdays from 11am to 4pm.
  • We are located on the 5th floor of Snell Hall. Our phone number is 541-737-2131.
  • A professional counselor will speak with you for about 15-20 minutes to listen to your needs and concerns, and determine which services will be most helpful in meeting those needs.
  • At the end of your consultation, you will either have a first appointment scheduled with a counselor at CAPS or have a goal-driven plan for next steps.
  • You may also speak with an after-hours counselor any time the office is closed, by calling 541-737-2131 and choosing option "1" from the main menu.

If you are interested in couples counseling, and are currently in individual counseling, or have been in the past academic year, please contact your counselor directly and he or she will initiate a referral. If you are new to CAPS and are interested in couples counseling, please follow the steps explained above.

If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, please call 541-737-7000 on campus or 911 off campus.

What should I expect at my first appointment (first session following your consult)?

During your consultation, you may be scheduled to return for a first appointment with a counselor. New clients should plan to arrive 20-30 minutes early for a first appointment since there will be forms to complete before seeing the counselor. (If you receive an appointment reminder, it will indicate the time at which you should check in.) These forms include information about CAPS services, your contact information, as well as information about yourself and why you are coming to CAPS. This appointment 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.

The cost for services at CAPS are covered by student fees that are automatically assessed with quarterly tuition for students taking classes on the Corvallis campus.