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During certain times of the year CAPS experiences a high volume of students, which may create longer than usual wait times for initial screening appointments. If you’re in crisis, please call 303-492-2277. If you need support and/or skill building tools to make it through the rest of the semester, please check our workshops that are offered Monday through Friday. If you would like to meet with a CAPS provider for a brief, informal consultation and are not in crisis, please check out Let’s Talk for drop-in hours.

Screening appointments

During an initial screening appointment, a CAPS provider will work with you to develop a personalized care plan. This may include one or more services offered by CAPS, such as:

  • Groups
  • Workshops
  • Brief individual therapy 

Schedule a screening appointment


Brief therapy

Brief individual therapy can be recommended by a CAPS provider during an initial screening appointment. Brief individual therapy can help students better understand what is going on, develop effective coping skills and work toward achieving goals. Common struggles that can be addressed in brief individual therapy are stress and anxiety, relationship concerns, depression, sexual identity concerns, cultural issues, body image concerns, mild substance abuse concerns and academic difficulties. Brief individual therapy is generally 3-6 sessions and is appropriate for students whose needs can best be met through a brief and solution-focused treatment modality. If brief individual therapy is recommended, you will generally be able to meet with your CAPS clinician every 2-4 weeks. If you would prefer weekly or ongoing therapy, please visit our referral database. This site lets you filter the search for providers by various topics such as insurance, practice areas, location, and more. Students with CU Gold insurance may filter their search to Anthem Providers. If it is determined 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.

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