CAPS invites all UVA students to contact us for mental health support, or for assistance connecting with mental health support in the community. Please note, all UVA students are eligible for emergency services and should contact us immediately if they are in crisis.
Concerns that are best suited for 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
Concerns that might be better addressed outside of CAPS include:
If a student’s needs fall outside CAPS scope of clinical practice, assistance will be provided to help 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 therapist about how to best meet their unique needs.
- 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.
CAPS provides a range of clinical services: