Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a variety of services to meet the needs of students and those who might be concerned about students, including staff, faculty, and parents.
Walk-in or Call-in Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment necessary. We also provide after hours phone support at 303.492.6766.
CAPS offers free counseling to all CU Boulder students. CAPS is a place where you can talk confidentially with a licensed psychologist, social worker, or professional counselor who respects and understands your needs. We provide up to 6 free individual counseling sessions per academic year.
We offer free, unlimited groups and workshops for students each semester.
CAPS offers 24/7 phone consultations to students, faculty, parents and staff regarding students. During business hours we can talk by phone or in person to help you make a plan.
We are also available to come to your group or department to discuss our services and/or present a workshop or lecture on a variety of mental health and diversity topics. We also provide campus-wide mental health screenings, wellness programming, and support of academic and student affairs departments, residence life, and student groups through our liaison program.
CAPS partners with residence halls and residential academic programs to address the mental health concerns of residents and Residence Life staff. Counselors provide consultation and support to residence life staff, as well as, programming in the residence halls. Through our Counselor in Residence program at Williams Village and Kittredge, counselors offer supporting counselor services on site. Pelase check our Residence Life Support page for hours, liaisons, and more information.
Counselors are also available at various sites across the CU Campus, including the Student Outreach Center for Equity (SORCE), Student Academic Success Center (SASC), Office of International Education (OIE), College of Engineering, Veteran Services and the College of Music.
Some students elect to use CAPS to address substance use or abuse. CAPS offers assessment, individual and group therapy, and referral services for students who want to work with this issue. We are flexible in our approach and tailor treatment to meet a student’s needs and goals. CAPS supports OASIS, a community of students committed to developing meaningful connections through a sober lifestyle. CAPS also provides consultations for those concerned about a student who may have a substance abuse problem.