Serving the mental health needs of FGCU students
Please visit our COVID-19 Information and Resources page.
CAPS Eagle Mental Health Care Package: Coping with COVID-19 & Beyond
CAPS Cares about our student population as well as our fellow coworkers at FGCU. At CAPS, we want to provide our FGCU family with ways to cope and stay healthy mentally as well as physically through this COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond. Please click on the link provided to get helpful tips and strategies on topics such as Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Physical Wellness, Stress Management, Campus Resources, Social Connectedness, Routines and more.
The CAPS Team is here for our community!
Therapy Talk is an interactive way for students at FGCU to learn more about mental health and share more about their own experiences using Instagram Stories. Some weeks we‘ll have opportunities to ask one of our therapists questions and other weeks we’ll have opportunities for you to share your own thoughts and ideas! Therapy Talk will include topics like: relationships, healthy coping skills, substance use, and more!
CAPS on Camera features a variety of videos that range from clinical, to informative, to just plain fun. Our staff is here to provide support to those in our community who are looking to gain knowledge of different mental health issues and identify applicable skills in navigating difficult life situations. Take from this channel what you find appropriate to your current situation, and don’t forget to have fun along the way.
CAPS is open and available to support our entire FGCU community throughout the upcoming summer months.
CAPS' doors will be open 10:00am - 2:00pm, Monday-Friday. We are available by phone 239-590-7950 between the hours of 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday until further notice.
All CAPS services are currently being offered through Telehealth, please come to CAPS' physical location ONLY if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call your local emergency services.
If you are struggling with the impact of the virus, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has offered some useful tips.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the main source of mental health support and psycho-therapeutic services on campus
Our center is fully accredited and most of our services are covered for students who
are enrolled in the current semester and/or who have already paid health fees for
the current academic term. Unfortunately, we cannot provide services for students
who are not enrolled in the current semester, alumni, faculty or staff. The one exception
is for students who are taking one semester off between two enrolled semesters. In
that case, the student can pay a Health Bridge fee ($54) to bridge the gap in services
between two enrolled semesters. A Health Bridge is required for students to be seen for one semester following the last
semester in which they were enrolled (for example, during the summer following a spring
semester in which they were enrolled). The fee can be paid at Student Health or visit
the CAPS office to pick up the appropriate forms for payment at the registrar's office.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we are waiving the Health Bridge fee for the time being. If you are in between enrolled semester, please let your clinician or Client Services know.
Make an appointment
Virtual appointments usually last about an hour, so to get started:
- Call CAPS 239-590-7950.
- Have your student ID available.
- You will be asked to provide a few details so we may assist you.
If you feel like you may be in danger of hurting yourself or others, call 911 or go
to the nearest hospital.
If you are an FGCU student 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).
Threat Assessment & Management Team
FGCU cultivates a secure community within a supportive and accessible living, learning and working environment. It is standard practice on university campuses to promote safety through a Threat Assessment & Management Team (TAMT) empowered to investigate, assess and manage risks of violence by any troubled community member.
Mental Health Screening
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.
Therapist Assisted Online
TAO is an interactive, dynamic, easy-to-access online program that provides support for anxiety, depression and other common concerns. As a TAO participant, each week you will watch short videos, complete skill-building exercises and meet with a counselor through a secure video session to briefly touch base.
*sign up with your FGCU email address for access*
Group counseling is a form of helping in which a small number of people come together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another.read more
Links for self help will open video or voice-over presentations; however, most of
these links will only open on Windows PCs and will not open on IOS or portable devices.
The goals of our outreach efforts are to decrease stigma associated with mental health
Counseling and Psychological Services is proud to announce our Counseling Center Referral System.
Our online Community Provider Database allows you to input information that will assist you in finding a mental health provider suitable to your needs. We have offered inclusion in this database to all local providers. Other than confirming the good standing of their license to practice in the state of Florida, CAPS in no way endorses any specific provider and each provider is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their listing.
This system will also allow counseling service providers in the community to join our growing network of associated providers that desire to work with FGCU students, faculty, and staff.
Meet the team at our new home
Our team is comprised of full-time and part-time professional counselors and therapists. Licensed psychologists, masters-level counselors and graduate-level interns under the supervision of one of the licensed clinicians provide needed assistance. A psychiatrist is also available for consultation.Meet the Team