Below is a menu of our student therapy services and information about requesting a consultation. If you would like additional information about our services, please don’t hesitate to email us at caps@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-2131 during business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm during the academic year). If you would like to speak with a counselor about a concern, please fill out our consultation request form or call our office to schedule a consultation. In an emergency, please call 911.

All services are currently being offered remotely to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols.  No services are offered onsite. Consultations are provided over the phone. Regular counseling appointments and Single Session Clinic appointments are provided via secure Zoom videoconferencing.  CAPS’ staff and students have adjusted well to remote services, and student feedback has been very positive.

All students who are enrolled in classes through the Corvallis Campus can use CAPS services. Students enrolled only through Ecampus, or who are not enrolled in any classes, but were last term and will be next term, can receive counseling with payment of the OSU health fee.

The Single Session Clinic is designed to help students create an action plan during their visit that addresses a specific problem or concern. This service is not appropriate for students seeking ongoing counseling. Visit the Single Session Clinic webpage for more details.  Please note that SSC is closed during summer and breaks.

Group therapy provides a safe and confidential place to share and explore concerns, and 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. Please visit our groups webpage for more information.

Individual counseling provides an opportunity to work one-on-one with a counselor. The counselor can assist in helping students understand themselves and the world around them. 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 in which to address issues concerning students. Click here for information on accessing services.

Relationship/couples counseling at CAPS can include intimate partners, friends, or roommates. The aim of relationship counseling is to help the parties recognize and more appropriately address 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.

All CAPS services are currently offered remotely.  Students who are in crisis should therefore call CAPS so that they can receive timely support.  On-call crisis appointments can be arranged by calling 541-737-2131. After hours, phone counselors are always available by calling the same number. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

CAPS Consultation: If you are concerned about your student, or if your student is concerned about someone else, consultations are available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm during the academic year; 10am-3pm during summer and breaks. To arrange a consultation, simply fill out our consultation request form or call 541-737-2131 during business hours. If you concern is urgent, please call instead of filling out the request form. If there is an emergency, please call 911.

Dean of Students Consultation: Many students face difficult times during college; unexpected life events, personal crises, mental health challenges, and academic transition issues. The Office of the Dean of Students encourages anyone within the student’s support network to contact them. The Office of the Dean of Students supports parents and family members by serving as a consulting agent when you are concerned for your student’s success, and provides information about and referral to campus resources. To contact them remotely, please go to beav.es/4qQ to speak to someone within our office via Zoom chat or audio. They are available via Zoom Monday-Friday from 9am to 5 pm or via email at support.odos@oregonstate.edu or you can fill out a student care inquiry form.