At UC CAPS, we prioritize accessible and effective services that you can access when you need them. We take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to help you identify tools, resources, and strategies to meet your mental health goals. This might only take one meeting, or it might take a little more support. Either way, we’re here to help you on your Bearcat journey.
During business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm), call us at (513) 556-0648 to schedule a free appointment with a counselor.
If you are in need of crisis support or after hours care, dial (513) 556-0648 and follow the prompts to be connected to care.
Where can you find us?
The CAPS main office is located at 225 Calhoun St. Suite 200 (next door to Target). We also offer counseling within many academic colleges, including:
- College of Allied Health Sciences
- College of Arts & Sciences
- College-Conservatory of Music
- College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning
- College of Engineering and Applied Science
- College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology
- College of Medicine
- James L. Winkler College of Pharmacy
- Lindner College of Business
- UC Blue Ash
- UC Clermont
University of Cincinnati Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to embracing and celebrating diversity that works towards the inclusivity and belongingness for all in our campus community. We do this through ongoing training on Culturally Responsive approaches to therapy and examination and redefinition of our own roles, policies, and biases within our system and services. Our staff is dedicated to promoting an environment of respect, appreciation, acceptance, curiosity, and compassion towards differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religious affiliation, spiritual practices, political beliefs, sexual orientation, relational orientation, physical/mental ability, socioeconomic status, and cultural worldview of all students. We take a stance against discrimination and oppression in any form and encourage the utilization of our services by all students, especially those who might be reluctant to seek traditional forms of treatment. To this end, we strive to create an atmosphere of affirmation, openness, trust, and safety where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors can be openly shared and explored.
Most of our services, including single session therapy, are free! We have provided a list of services that may have some costs and additional information about our fees. We provide fee waivers for many student groups, including students with financial concerns.
In Collaboration with 1n5 and Child Focus, the Division of Student Affairs-Health and Wellness is bringing the opportunity to be trained in the evidence-based suicide prevention training, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR).
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to understand mental health, recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, students, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
The Student Wellness Center empowers students to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness by providing evidence-based education, inclusive resources, and non-judgmental support. They also offer an extensive collection of resources and information about various health and wellness topics.
University Health Services is an outpatient facility offering comprehensive clinical services to the student population. All students enrolled at the university are eligible to use UHS. Mental health services—individual psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management—are available by appointment. Students must make an appointment to be treated at UHS.
Spring 2024 Group Therapy Services
Group therapy is a highly effective way to address mental health and other personal concerns. Learn more about group therapy options this fall! 100% of participants recommend group therapy!
Let's Talk is not therapy. It is a free, confidential, 15-20 minute consultation with a CAPS clinician. Clinicians will listen to your concerns and offer support, information, and resources.