Serving the mental health needs of FGCU students
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 second floor of Howard Hall.
- Bring your student ID.
- 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).
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
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. | May 17, 2019
FEEDBACK-INFORMED TREATMENT (FIT): IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS ONE CLIENT AT A TIME
Co-founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence.
One of a few “invited faculty” whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious “Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference”.
It’s not a pretty picture. A simple, valid, and reliable alternative exists for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment based on research from multiple randomized clinical trials.
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