Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling for students in times of stress, and encourages them to ask for help with their most immediate concerns. Our staff is experienced in dealing with deeper developmental and psychological issues ranging from stress and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders. All concerns are addressed with sensitivity to and respect for diversity and individuality. We maintain the strictest standards of privacy and confidentiality, and serve as a resource to the entire FGCU community.
First time appointments must be made in person in our office from 1-4 PM Monday through Friday. Please allow at least one hour of time (up to 90 minutes during busy times) to speak briefly with one of our staff who can help assess your needs and help you arrange for the appropriate next steps. Our office is located on the second floor of Howard Hall (Room 228).
If a student is in imminent danger of harm to self or others, call 911 (if off campus), 590-1900 (if on campus), or go to the nearest hospital.
Students in immediate distress outside of normal business hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays) who would like to speak with a mental health professional can call the CAPS help line: (239) 745-EARS (3277).
If you are concerned about your own mental health, please take this anonymous screening for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other issues from any computer.