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) 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. 

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.
  • The SSC is not appropriate for students who are in crisis. If you are in crisis, please call 541-737-2131. Help is available 24/7.
  • Please do not use the SSC if you are seeking ongoing individual or relationship counselingVisit this webpage for information on obtaining other counseling services.
  • Some spots are reserved for graduate students and veterinary medicine students only. Please do not use these spots if you are not in one of these programs.

 

Click here to schedule an appointment (Scheduling website available weekdays 5am-7pm.)

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

 

WHICH CAPS SERVICE IS BEST FOR YOU?

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. 

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! On-call hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm. For urgent after-hours support, call 541-737-2131 and select option 1. The 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.