CAPS is still here for you during the COVID-19 pandemic. All of our counseling and consultation services are currently being conducted remotely. Details on accessing each service are in the menu at the bottom of this page.
If you are a Cascades Campus student, please contact the Cascades Campus Counseling Clinic for services. If you are a faculty/staff member seeking counseling, please contact the Beyond Benefits Employee Assistance Program.
Our on-call clinic for urgent needs is available Monday-Friday 10am-3pm PDT.
If you are in crisis and need to speak with an on-call counselor, please do not come to CAPS, as all our services are currently remote. Call 541-737-2131 to be connected with an on-call counselor. You may also contact the Crisis Text Line (text 741-741), or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).
If you are concerned about an OSU student, you may call CAPS or submit a consultation request online (see "Scheduling Consultations & Appointments")
If you are experiencing an emergency or believe an OSU student’s immediate safety is at risk, please call 911.
The Single Session Clinic (SSC) is reserved for students are enrolled in non-Ecampus classes and are currently in the State of Oregon.
If you need to meet with a counselor for a one-time visit to discuss a current problem or concern, the SSC is for you. SSC counselors can work with you to problem-solve, help you develop skills and/or strategies to address your concern, and will provide a personalized action plan by the end of your visit.
Some SSC counselors can see currently enrolled non-Ecampus students who reside in other states in the continental USA. Email CAPS@oregonstate.edu for more information.
The SSC is not appropriate for students who are in crisis (see Emergencies & Immediate Crisis section) or who need ongoing counseling (see Consultations & Appointments section).
CAPS is currently offering several topic and identity based groups and workshops, as well as mindfulness meditation drop-ins, via Zoom. Click here for details and contact information.
If you're struggling, connecting with others who share similar experiences can help. Unlike individual therapy, groups offer exposure to a diverse set of coping strategies, as well as peer connection, helping you feel less alone.
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Please note: Consultations are provided over the phone and will come from either a blocked number or a New York number. If your phone blocks calls from unknown numbers, please temporarily disable this setting before your consultation.
Online scheduling for individual counseling consultations is the most efficient way to arrange your consultation, but you can also arrange one by calling 541-737-2131 on weekdays between 9am-4pm.
The consultation is NOT a therapy session, but the counselor you speak to will assist with connecting you to the service(s) most appropriate for you.
If your need is urgent, please see the "On-Call Clinic for Urgent Needs" menu item.
General inquiries can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 541-737-2131 during business hours. CAPS is not available for onsite inquires.
If you need to request a non-urgent consultation, please see the “Consultation & Routine Appointments” Section. If you have an urgent need, please see the “On-Call Clinic” or “Emergencies & Immediate Crises” section.