CAPS is a short-term counseling center available to students enrolled at the Corvallis campus and Ecampus students who reside in the State of Oregon. We offer a variety of services and referrals to help meet your goals. All counseling at CAPS is covered by student fees, and is confidential - your privacy is protected by law. For long-term or weekly counseling, contact your insurance company or Psychology Today for referrals to counselors in the community.

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Crisis services are offered 24/7. Our on-call crisis clinic is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Crisis counselors are available by phone after hours. If you feel like you are in crisis, you can call 541-737-2131 any time.

You can also get help any time by:

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department. In Corvallis, go to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis (3600 NW Samaritan Dr).

Due to an overwhelming demand for services this term, CAPS is very sorry to report that all Single Session Clinic appointments are full for the rest of fall term.  In an effort to be responsive to this overwhelming need for mental health support, and to better serve students, CAPS has just hired three additional counselors, who will begin in the very near future.

If you feel like you are in crisis, CAPS can still serve you. Students in crisis should call 541-737-2131 to speak with a CAPS counselor or click here for more crisis resources.

If you are not in crisis, but are wanting support, please consider the following resources:

We look forward to offering additional Single Session Clinic appointments at the start of winter term.  Thanks for your understanding.

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The Single Session Clinic (SSC) is available to 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.

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Group therapy provides a safe and confidential place to share and explore your concerns as well as receive support around various issues. Groups are a natural extension of the way we live and interact with others and empowers group members to give and receive feedback and support as they experiment with new ways of being. Some groups are population and/or issue specific, while other groups consist of skill building and experiential learning. Click here for more information and to see our current offerings.

The Mind Spa at CAPS is a private sanctuary where you can relax and rejuvenate. Book an appointment and relax in the full-body massage chair, use our 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.

In order to keep the Mind Spa safer for users, we are limiting the number reservations that can be made each day, to allow for greater air ventilation between uses. Therefore, the Mind Spa is currently only available to students. 

Individual counseling provides you with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a counselor. The counselor can assist you in helping to understand yourself and the world around you. Areas that are often addressed in counseling may include support in resolving an issue, recovering from an upsetting or traumatic experience, exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, learning difficulties, and relationships with others. Goals for counseling may include relief of symptoms, improved social and academic functioning, and increased insight. Our goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are concerning you.

If you are seeking individual counseling, the first step is to schedule a consultation. Please click here for details.

Relationship/couples counseling at CAPS can include you and your partner(s), roommate(s), or friend(s). The aim of relationship counseling is to help the parties of a relationship recognize and better deal appropriately with their immediate problems and to learn better ways of relating in general. Relationship counseling is useful for partners who are experiencing problems such as repetitive arguments, feelings of distance or emptiness in the relationship, pervasive feelings of anger, resentment and or dissatisfaction, or lack of interest in affection or in a physical relationship with one another. Only one person in the relationship is required to be actively enrolled at OSU to use this service.

If you are seeking conflict management for you and another OSU student or other OSU community member(s), please visit the University Ombud's webpage to determine if this service might be more appropriate for you.

If you are seeking relationship counseling, the first step is to schedule a consultation. Please click here for details.

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If you have experienced unwanted sexual contact, stalking, and/or intimate partner 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 survivoradvocacy@oregonstate.edu.

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Click here for more information about SARC

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 a student, faculty/staff member, parent, or anyone worried about an OSU student, you can consult with a counselor for guidance. 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 your concern is urgent, please call instead of using the online consultation request form. Assistance is available 24/7. If you believe a student is in imminent danger of harming themselves or others, please call 911 or take them to the nearest hospital emergency department.

CAPS offers a number of interactive resources to help students enhance their wellbeing. Click here to check out our resources for self-care, personal growth, and suicide prevention education.

We also offer programs like ongoing drop-in mediation groups and quarterly/annual events such as Speed Friending and the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk. Follow our calendar to stay up to date.

CAPS offers SAD therapy lights for check out. When both are available, you can choose from a small Philips Go Lite (blue light) or a desk/tabletop size DayLight (white light). Lights can be checked out at the CAPS front desk during business hours. Therapy lights are also available at the Valley Library, Student Health Services and the Information Desk at the Student Experience Center.

If you would like to interview a CAPS staff member for a class assignment, please fill out this request form. Interviews must be requested at least one week in advance. Because we've experienced an overwhelming demand for services fall term, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Counseling is Confidential. In accordance with state and federal law as well as professional and ethical guidelines for mental health providers, we maintain confidential records of all contacts with clients. This means that no identifying information - written or otherwise - about your contact with CAPS will be disclosed to anyone outside CAPS without your written authorization. This includes academic departments, the registrar's office, student health services, and other campus entities; no one gets to know what you talk about (or even that you are coming here) unless you want them to know. There are some legal exceptions to this confidentiality; they rarely apply but we want you to know about them. If you are under the age of 18, please call for information about our confidentiality policy.

Counselors may need to disclose certain information in four general situations:

  • When you state intent to harm yourself or someone else
  • When you report current abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult or child
  • As a result of a court order
  • When mental illness is used as a defense in a criminal or civil action
Cost:

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 the 2021-2022 academic year is $207.40 per term 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.

Location:

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.

Student Status:

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.