Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory to Protect The Nest:

FGCU continuously monitors the latest information from health officials and shares details on the Coronavirus Updates website. Get details including helpful FAQs. Students, faculty and staff, remember to complete the FGCU Daily Health Screening App every day before coming to campus (239-590-1206 for technical and other support related to the Screening). COVID-19 rules apply to campus visitors.

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Counseling & Psychological Services

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Serving the mental health needs of FGCU students

Please visit our COVID-19 Information and Resources page.



Read the official CAPS statement on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter:

Read our Statement


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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!

READ OUR EAGLE CARE PACKAGE

 

Therapy Talk

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!⁣

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CAPS on Camera

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.

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CAPS is open and available to support our entire FGCU community.

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.

CAPS' doors will be open 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. We are available by phone 239-590-7950 to schedule appointments, learn about our virtual groups, or ask us questions about our services offered.  

If you are struggling with the impact of the virus, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has offered some useful tips

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  • For faculty and staff:

  • For the entire University community:

Please contact CAPS at (239) 590-7950 or email caps@fgcu.edu for more information or to establish services.


 

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. 

CAPS 2019-2020 Annual Report

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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.

In Crisis?

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.

Take anonymous screening

TAO

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*

What is TAO? video Access TAO

Counseling Resources

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Group Counseling

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.

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Self Help

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.

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Outreach Events

The goals of our outreach efforts are to decrease stigma associated with mental health struggles.


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 Meet the team at our new home

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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

 

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We are here to serve your mental health needs

Counseling and Psychological Services

Student and Community Counseling Center

(3rd Floor)
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

239-590-7950

239-590-1000