The Single Session Clinic (SSC) is NOT appropriate for students who are in crisis, need ongoing counseling, or seeking assistance with a Medical Reduced Course Load (MRCL) form.

If you need to meet with a counselor for a one-time visit to discuss a current non-crisis problem or concern, the Single Session Clinic (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. This service is not for students seeking ongoing counseling. 

WHICH CAPS SERVICE IS BEST FOR YOU?

Visit the Single Session Clinic (SSC) if you:

Contact CAPS or browse our other services if you:

  • have a problem or concern and are interested in a single conversation with a professional who will work with you to create an action plan today

 

  • are NOT interested in ongoing counseling services

 

  • do NOT have a CAPS counselor currently

 

  • have been in counseling at CAPS in the past, but are currently only interested in a one-time session with a counselor to figure out a current problem
  • are in crisis and are struggling with thoughts of suicide, thoughts of harming others and/or worried that someone's life is in danger.
  • have experienced something that is affecting your daily functioning
  • are currently receiving services from a CAPS counselor, but in crisis and need to be seen today
  • are interested in short-term counseling or group therapy/support
  • are needing a counselor to complete a form or write a letter for you
  • are concerned about a friend or family member and seeking some guidance on how to best handle the situation

Click here for information about accessing our other services.

If you are in immediate crisis, please call 541-737-2131. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:
  • Currently all SSC sessions are being provided via Zoom, so that students and counselors are able to communicate effectively, without the barrier of wearing face coverings.
  • The Single Session Clinic is available to students currently enrolled in classes at the Corvallis campus only.
  • Some spots are reserved for graduate students, veterinary medicine students, BIPOC, and international students. Please do not use these spots if they do not apply to you.
  • The SSC is not appropriate for students who are in crisis or need ongoing counseling. Click here if you are in crisis. If you are seeking ongoing counseling, please click here for information on accessing our other services.
  • The SSC does not operate during summer or breaks.

 

Click here to schedule an SSC appointment

If you need to cancel an SSC appointment, please email caps@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-2131 during business hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have an urgent need and you are worried about your safety, someone else’s safety, and/or losing the ability to function effectively, call CAPS at 541-737-2131.  No need to schedule an appointment! On-call hours are Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM. For urgent after-hours support, call 541-737-2131 and select option 1. The SSC does not offer crisis counseling. 

You will meet with a counselor for 45 minutes who will offer supportive suggestions and resources.  You will work together to develop skills and strategies to help you address your concern. You will leave with a personalized action plan.

All visits to both the CAPS Single Session Clinic and our main office are confidential and are never reported on a student’s official university record. Please note: Appointments conducted via Zoom require clients to find a quiet, confidential space. Contact us if you need assistance with this.

Yes you can! The SSC counselor will help problem solve and may refer you to another CAPS service if they believe it would benefit you.