All students begin their work with CAPS through an initial assessment. These brief consultations occur without an appointment for students seeking counseling or psychological services for the first time at UNC - Chapel Hill.
When the focus of concern is a relationship issue or decision and both partners are motivated to address this, couples therapy may be an efficient way to proceed. CAPS can provide brief or time limited couples therapy for issues that might reasonably be resolved in a short period of time. Referrals to community and campus resources for couples therapy can also be made by the CAPS providers.
Getting help for mental health services can be challenging. Some students struggle with stigma. Others worry about time or financial constraints. We understand that it takes courage to come to CAPS. Our goal is to help you access the services that will be the most helpful to you.
Significant mental health problems can affect your ability to attend classes and impair your academic performance. If a psychological disorder significantly impairs your academic performance, you may request an accommodation. Possible academic interventions for mental health problems include:
CAPS staff recognize the importance of connecting and engaging with the larger UNC community to create a culture of care.
CAPS outreach includes workshops, presentations and other programming provided on request to student and campus organizations, university classes, and other campus entities. We attend resource fairs around campus where we distribute information about CAPS and serve as supportive mental health consultants at campus events.