Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers accessible, student centered, inclusive, and effective mental health services to UC students and we seek to actively foster a community of care at UC to support student success. We support student success through prevention, training and education, brief treatment services, and 24/7 crisis support services.
24 Hour Crisis Helpline 513-556-0648
Students and members of the UC community concerned about students have access to care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our after-hours crisis services provide care during evenings, weekends, and other times when we are closed, you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor 24/7.
How Do I Connect With CAPS?
Call CAPS at (513) 556-0648 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM to schedule a time to speak with a clinician. When you call you’ll be given a couple of options to access support
Rapid Access Consultation – If you need to talk with someone sooner about a specific concern you can access a 30 minute single session consultation session focused on supporting you with what you need today. These appointments are available first come first serve in the afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00 PM. If we no longer have appointments available that day, please call the following day.
Intake Asessment- If you’re interested in speaking with a clinician about getting connected to therapy services you can schedule a 60 minute appointment within the next few weeks. This appointment is focused on getting a broad picture of your concerns so you and a CAPS clinician can develop a plan for treating mental health concerns. Your plan might include accessing services at CAPS or it could mean getting support from our care management team to connect to specialized services in the community
On-Site Crisis Services - We provide on-site emergent services, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call our office between these hours at 513-556-0648 and let us know that you need to see someone immediately.
Let’s Talk – Let's Talk is a program which provides easy access to confidential conversations with clinicians from CAPS at different locations across campus. This service is available for all UC students who may not need traditional counseling, but could still benefit from one-on-one support. Click here for more information about Let’s Talk times and locations.
Therapy Assistance Online -TAO is an interactive, web-based self-help program that provides online and mobile tools to help you overcome the day to day challenges around stressors like anxiety, depression, or other concerns. Click here for more information about this free program.
Reach Out - A free app available for smart phones that provides a wealth of information for the UC community. Click here for more information.
Location, Hours, and Contact Information
Please call CAPS if you want to schedule a time to speak with a clinician. Our main phone number is 513-556-0648. The same number provides access to our 24/7 crisis line after hours. Our business hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We are located at 225 Calhoun Street, Suite 200 above Target. You will need to use the intercom system on the left to enter the building; just follow the instructions. Please note, CAPS follows university closure policy.