Counseling & Psychological Services
One way to address concerns is through individual meetings with a counselor. Individual counseling can be particularly helpful when you are having difficulty completing everyday tasks or managing your emotions. Individual counseling may involve talking about past traumatic experiences, addressing current life stressors, and/or managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns.
After completing the initial paperwork, you will be scheduled for an assessment interview. During this meeting, you will be asked to describe why you are seeking services. Questions about your current life situation and background will be asked in order to understand the unique aspects of your situation. Recommendations for individual or group counseling will be will be based on your assessment. If individual counseling is indicated, you will be assigned a counselor to work with on an on-going basis, based on your particular concern.
Individual counseling sessions are typically 50-minutes in length and are often initially scheduled on a weekly basis. During the first few sessions, you and your counselor will discuss the things you would like to see improve as a result of coming to CAPS. Your counselor will then work with you to reach those goals. Session frequency will be adjusted to meet your particular needs, most commonly meeting every other week as counseling progresses. CAPS implements a short-term treatment approach and service extensions will be regularly reviewed.
IUPUI students are eligible for 6-free individual counseling sessions during their academic career. Additional sessions may be provided at a cost of $10.00 per session. Applications for individual counseling session fee adjustments will be considered based on financial need.
IUPUI CAPS reserves the right to refer individuals to other mental health care providers for concerns that are beyond the scope of practice at this facility. During times of high clinical demand, CAPS may also make referrals for individuals in need of more immediate care.