Counseling & Psychological Services

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.

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  • Training Programs

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.

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*

 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.

GET SELF HELP
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Outreach Events

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


SEE EVENTS

 

CAPS Upcoming Events

11th Annual

Continuing Education Workshop

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.  | May 17, 2019

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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.

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  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.

Meet the Team
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We are here to serve your mental health needs

Counseling and Psychological Services

Howard Hall (2nd floor)
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

239-590-7950

239-590-1000