CAPS is here for you. Because counselors and students would be required to wear face coverings during any in-person services, which interferes with the connection and communication that is so important in therapy, in-person services are limited to students who are in crisis or other limited exceptions. All other therapy offerings will be conducted remotely. Please contact CAPS at 541-737-2131 if you have any questions about our services, including the availability of in-person services.
Click on the menu items below for information on accessing each of our services. For more detailed descriptions of what we offer, please click here.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
The CAPS on-call clinic for urgent needs is available Monday-Friday 10am-3pm. Call 541-737-2131 to connect with an on-call counselor. When CAPS is closed, urgent after-hours support is available by calling CAPS at 541-737-2131 and selecting option 1.
You may also contact the Crisis Text Line (text 741-741), or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) at any time.
A consultation is the first step to starting counseling at CAPS.
A consultation is appropriate for you if:
Do NOT schedule a consultation if:
Please note: Because each state has its own licensing boards and teletherapy regulations, we can only provide services to students located in Oregon.
Please note that for fall term 2021 most individual and relationship sessions will be provided through Zoom, so that students and counselors are able to communicate effectively, without the barrier of wearing face coverings. In certain situations, including when a student is in crisis, in-person meetings are available.
In the fall, CAPS will offer several topic and identity based groups and workshops via Zoom. Click here to see our current group offerings.
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.
For the fall 2021 term, all group sessions will be provided through Zoom, so that students and counselors are able to communicate effectively, without the barrier of wearing face coverings.
The Single Session Clinic (SSC) is reserved for students enrolled in classes on the Corvallis campus (not Ecampus).
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. The SSC is not appropriate for students who are in crisis, need ongoing counseling, or need MRCL forms completed.
For the fall 2021 term, all SSC sessions will be provided through Zoom, so that students and counselors are able to communicate effectively, without the barrier of wearing face coverings.
If you have experienced unwanted sexual contact, stalking, and/or relationship violence and are seeking counseling/urgent support, please contact CAPS at 541-737-2131 or the Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) at 541-737-2030 or email@example.com.
For immediate help after hours, or if you have an urgent safety concern, contact the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) 24-hour hotline at 541-754-0110. If you are being harmed by someone who has access to your computer, tablet, and/or phone, please consider using a more secure computer such as one at the library. If this is not possible, be sure to clear your browser history.
For the fall 2021 term most individual sessions for students who have experienced trauma will be provided through Zoom, so that students and counselors are able to communicate effectively, without the barrier of wearing face coverings. In certain situations, including when a student is in crisis, in-person meetings are available.
If you are a student, faculty/staff member, or anyone worried about an OSU student, you can talk with a counselor who can help you decide what steps make the most sense given your situation. Please call CAPS at 541-737-2131 or request a consultation time online by clicking here. (This webform is only available Monday-Friday 5am-7pm.) If you believe a student is in imminent danger of harming themselves or others, please call 911.
The Mind Spa is currently closed, but we hope to reopen in September. Check back for updates.
The Mind Spa at CAPS is a private sanctuary available to everyone in the OSU community at no charge. Book an appointment and relax in the full-body massage chair, use the meditation corner, try our guided relaxation and biofeedback software, or sit by the therapy light on a rainy day. Click here for more details and to schedule an appointment.
We also offer drop-in mindfulness meditation groups, and a digital mindfulness newsletter with a weekly care package of mindfulness tips, resources and events! Click here for more information.
The cost of CAPS services is covered by the OSU health fee. Generally, all degree-seeking students enrolled in classes through the Corvallis campus (not Ecampus) are automatically assessed this fee. Students enrolled only in Ecampus, as well as DPP students not currently enrolled in on-campus OSU classes, can receive services with payment of the OSU health fee. The fee for summer 2021 is $185.52 and provides access to CAPS and SHS.
Payment of the fee is not required for consultations or to use on-call/crisis services. If you have not already been billed the fee, it will not be until your first counseling session, and not without your written consent.
Because each state has its own licensing boards and teletherapy regulations, we are only able to provide services to students who are are located in Oregon. Students outside Oregon can still schedule a consultation to receive guidance on finding a therapist in their area.
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.