If you need to meet with a counselor for a one-time visit to discuss a current problem or concern, the Single Session Clinic (SSC) can help. 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 for students who are in crisis or need ongoing counseling. If you are in crisis, call 541-737-2131. If you are seeking ongoing counseling, please arrange a consultation by filling out our Consultation Request Form or call CAPS between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

All Single Session Clinic appointments will be held via Zoom through the duration of OSU's COVID-19 response. Use the links below to schedule an appointment. Be sure to provide an accurate email address when scheduling, as you will be emailed a Zoom meeting invitation and a link to the form required to be completed before your visit.

Click here to schedule All Students

Click here to schedule Graduate Students

Click here to schedule Carlson College of Vet Med Students

If you schedule a SSC appointment and need to cancel, please email CAPS@oregonstate.edu. This allows us to offer the appointment to another student.


Visit the Single Session Clinic (SSC) if you...

Contact the CAPS main office 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 one or more of the following:
    • Thoughts of suicide
    • Thoughts of harming others
    • Worried that someone’s life is in danger
  • have experienced a traumatic event that is affecting your daily functioning
  • are interested in:
    • Brief individual therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Relationship counseling
  • are currently receiving services from a CAPS counselor, but in crisis and need to be seen today
  • 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

If you are in immediate crisis, please call 541-737-2131. If you need a non-urgent consultation, fill out our Consultation Request Form or call our office between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I’m in crisis and need to be seen today?

If this is urgent and you are worried about your safety, someone else’s safety, and/or losing the ability to function, call CAPS at 541-737-2131.  No need to schedule an appointment!  Drop-in hours are Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm.  For urgent after-hours telephone support: 541-737-2131, select option 1. SSC does not offer crisis counseling. 

What happens at Single Session Clinic appointment?

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.

Are my visits confidential?

All visits at 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.

What if I have used the SSC in the past? Can I come back to work on a different issue? 

Yes you can! The SSC counselor will help you solve your problem and may refer you to CAPS if they believe you would benefit from ongoing counseling.