Serving the mental health needs of FGCU students
CAPS HAS MOVED!!!
CAPS is now located in the new Student and Community Counseling Center building (behind Seidler Hall, behind Dunkin Donuts, just west of the observatory) on the 3rd Floor.
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.
Make an appointment
Appointments usually last about an hour, so to get started:
- Visit CAPS any weekday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Student and Community Counseling Center.
- Bring your student ID.
- You will be asked to provide a few details so we may assist you.
- To reschedule an appointment please call 239-590-7950.
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.
CAPS Upcoming Events
Continuing Education Workshop
Janina Fisher, Ph.D. | May 1, 2020
"Healing Broken Bonds: Traumatic Attachment and Affect Dysregulation"
Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches.
Meet the CAPS Team
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