Due to the need for social distancing, CAPS is not offering in person counseling currently. CAPS is now offering phone or online video-conferencing appointments. Please call CAPS at 407-823-2811 to schedule an appointment. CAPS services are for both new students interested in engaging in services for the first time, and for students who were already engaged in counseling and want to continue their therapy session. If you are interested in engaging in TeleMentalHealth initial assessments and ongoing therapy sessions, click the links below for information.
If you want to engage in video-conferencing, you will need to speak to a counselor to discuss options and process. For information go to TeleMental Health Services
Given the high demand for services, we are also inviting you to utilize our community provider resources listed below:
**Should you need immediate assistance for a mental health emergency, please go to an emergency room, call 911 or use one of the following crisis resources.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAO has decided to make our Mindfulness Library free for everyone. Please feel free to share with family, friends, or anyone else who might benefit from enhancing their mindfulness practice. All exercises are available in both English and French: https://www.taoconnect.org/mindfulness-exercise/
CAPS values your well-being. If you are feeling sick, please seek medical attention at UCF SHS or urgent care. Your health is our priority. We know this is a stressful time. We have added some helpful coping information and tools. Mental Health and Coping during Covid-19.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a free-of-charge campus agency designated to provide psychological services to university-enrolled students. We seek to strengthen student success by minimizing the interruption of learning caused by mental health concerns. During normal operations, CAPS offers initial assessments, brief individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and educational presentations on a variety of topics, crisis intervention and daily walk-in services, and professional consultations to staff, faculty, students and parents. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, or physical status.