Counseling & Psychological Services

Serving the mental health needs of FGCU students

Please read this letter from CAPS' Senior Director: Dear FGCU Students

With the University moving to remote instruction and the State of Florida being under a "Stay at Home" act, CAPS is providing services remotely.  If you need mental health support and have never before been to CAPS, please call us (239) 590-7950 and inquire about the process of establishing as a client.  

CAPS' doors will be open 10am - 2pm until April 30th, unless we are directed to extend this beyond that date.  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.

We will do our best to provide updates to our services as they become available.  

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: In light of the current situation, 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.

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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.

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.


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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*

 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.



CAPS Upcoming Events

12th Annual

Continuing Education Workshop

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.  

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 12th Annual workshop scheduled for May 1, 2020 is canceled.  We are already looking toward our 2021 workshop and hope to see everyone there!

"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

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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.

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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