CAPS invites all UVA students to contact us for assistance in connecting with mental health support.
All UVA students are eligible for EMERGENCY SERVICES. Students interested in ongoing, non-emergency care at CAPS should consider the following guidelines.
Concerns that are best suited for ongoing treatment at CAPS include:
- Personal Concerns: Stress, depression, mood swings, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, self-esteem, bereavement.
- Relationship Concerns: Romantic relationship difficulties, roommate issues, interpersonal conflict, family problems.
- Developmental Concerns: Identity (e.g., personal, cultural, sexual orientation, sexual/gender identity, adjustment to college life, life transitions).
- Substance Use Concerns: Alcohol or other drug use.
- Trauma: Sexual assault, abuse and other traumatic incidents
- Academic Concerns: Performance anxiety, perfectionism, academic difficulties.
- Other Concerns: Concerns from childhood or adolescence, changes in thinking or perception, body image, disordered eating, lifestyle choices, personal values and/or spiritual concerns, career direction.
Some indications that a student’s concerns might be better addressed outside of CAPS include:
- A need for treatment that is beyond the scope of services available at CAPS (for example: open-ended treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, meeting more than once a week, long-term medication management).
- A desire for long-term, open-ended psychotherapy.
- A concern that falls outside CAPS clinicians’ roles or expertise (e.g., forensic assessments, mandated therapy, ADHD testing).
- Indication that brief therapy may be detrimental or non-beneficial.
If a student’s needs fall outside CAPS scope of clinical practice, assistance will be provided in helping the student connect with resources in the community. We encourage students to contact CAPS to schedule a Brief Screening so they can talk with a counselor about how to best meet their unique needs.
CAPS provides a range of clinical services. Click on a link below to learn more.