CAPS offers a variety of services, resources, and referrals to support your wellbeing and help you meet your goals. Short-term counseling and other therapy services are available to students enrolled at the Corvallis campus and Ecampus students residing in Oregon. Counseling services are covered by student fees, and is confidential - your privacy is protected by law. For long-term or weekly counseling, visit ThrivingCampus for a searchable directory of off-campus providers who see OSU students, or contact your insurance company to inquire about providers who bill your insurance. Please review the menu below for information about what we offer.
Crisis services are offered 24/7. Our on-call clinic for urgent needs is open Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM (10AM-3PM during breaks & summer). If you are in crisis, please call us at 541-737-2131 to schedule a visit. You can also come to our office for a walk-in visit, but you may need to wait until a counselor is available. Help is available whenever CAPS is closed, by calling 541-737-2131 and selecting option 1 from the after-hours phone menu. 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).
You can also get help any time by:
The Single Session Clinic (SSC) is not appropriate for students who are in crisis, need ongoing counseling, or need assistance with Medical Reduced Course Load (MRCL) forms. The 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 non-crisis 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.
Counseling and Psychological Services is partnering with MySSP to expand services to students. Through the Anytime Anywhere program, students now have access to free and confidential mental health and wellness counseling at any time of day, from anywhere in the world, 365 days a year.
Students can connect with counselors in real time by calling or using the chat function. Help is available in six languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean and Spanish. The app is ADA compliant and TTY accessible.
Students can request a counselor that matches their same identity by sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, language, and more. These requests are best handled through short-term scheduled appointments rather than in real time. The app also includes mental wellness articles, assessments, podcasts, and videos! This service is free to all students taking classes on the Corvallis and Cascades campuses, as well as through Ecampus.
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.
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.
If you are being harmed by someone who has access to your devices, please be sure to clear your browser history and consider using a public computer, like one at the library, if possible.
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 Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE) at 541-737-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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 partner with ThrivingCampus to help make it easier for students needing long-term or weekly care to find off-campus providers. On ThrivingCampus, you may browse therapists in the local area or statewide, filter results based on your needs and preferences, get answers to common questions, and reach out directly to providers.
Online screening is a quick and easy way to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms that should be addressed. If you utilize this screener and would like to discuss your results with a counselor, please schedule a CAPS phone consultation.