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Counseling and Psychiatric Services uses a short-term care model for individual counseling and psychiatry. CAPS providers work with each student to create a personalized care plan specific to their needs and can make recommendations or referrals for ongoing care in the community as needed.

Individual Counseling

After an initial walk-in session, students can be matched with an individual counselor to collaboratively develop a care plan to address their concerns and goals. Individual counseling may look different for everyone depending on your needs. The majority of students have been able to resolve their concerns within four sessions at CAPS.

We offer brief individual counseling on a variety of concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Academic performance
  • Adjusting to CU
  • Alcohol & other drugs
  • Anxiety
  • Body image and disordered eating
  • Coming out
  • Cultural identity
  • Depression
  • Family, friendships and relationships
  • Financial insecurity
  • Loneliness
  • Stress management
  • Suicidal thoughts

Couples Counseling

Many of our therapists are trained to help couples improve communication and work through relationship issues. Both people in the couple must be CU Boulder students. If it is decided that CAPS is not the best place to meet your needs, we will provide referrals to more appropriate resources on campus or in the community.

Please note: All individuals must be CU Boulder students in order to attend couple's counseling. 

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