Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is committed to supporting students and their families throughout their experience at CU Boulder. This page provides information for parents and families who are concerned about their student’s mental health. 

Upcoming family webinars 

CAPS provides free family webinars to help loved ones support students through mental health concerns. 

What is CAPS? 

CAPS is the dedicated counseling center on campus. We support the mental health needs of CU Boulder’s entire student population, including undergraduate and graduate students. Our office is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment that emphasizes affirming care for all our students. 

Here is an overview of how our office works to help address mental health concerns for students. 


CAPS is the primary point of contact for mental health services on campus. Our office serves as a central station to help direct students to the resources and support that best fit their needs on and off campus, including referrals. 


CAPS provides multiple services to support student mental health concerns, including individual therapy, group therapy, workshops and more. We work one-on-one with students to determine which services will best meet their needs.

Outreach & consultation

CAPS consults with parents, families and partners on and off campus to help address a wide variety of mental health concerns regarding students. 


CAPS offers training programs designed to prepare the next generation of mental health professionals to provide ethical, affirming, multicultural care. Trainees are an integral part of the CAPS team and work with students to help address their concerns. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) 

Have a question about CAPS? Check out these frequently asked questions from families and parents. 

Family mental health articles 

If you’re interested in learning more about student mental health, please explore our library of articles intended for families and loved ones. 

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