Counseling Options

Opt for success

Taking care of your mental health can support your success in the classroom. In fact, more than 55 percent of students said our services helped them remain enrolled at IUPUI, and better than 65 percent said those services had a positive impact on their academic performance.

Group counseling

Interacting with others can be a great way to learn and practice new ways of coping, thinking and engaging. Group counseling is an ideal fit for many students and may be for you. You’ll join 6 to 10 other Jaguars, along with counseling staff, to address specific areas of concern. Several types of groups are offered throughout the semester, often focusing on coping strategies, self-care, communication, social skills, and managing depression, anxiety, and/or stress. Group sessions typically last 60–90 minutes and are free of charge. Groups are offered in both telehealth and in-person formats. The availability of in-person services will be based on the public health situation.

If you are also using CAPS’ individual counseling services, let your counselor know if you are interested in a group. They will offer their recommendations and may schedule a pre-group meeting with the group leader.

Types of groups

Coping 101

Learn the foundation of five different approaches to managing the stresses of life.

Creative Connections

Use art to improve coping and connect with other group members.

Cultivating Mindful Self-compassion

Learn to increase the capacity for self-compassionate responding in order to improve emotional well-being, build resilience, and cultivate more adaptive approaches to life challenges.

Students attend a group session.

Finding Balance

Build skills in emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness.

I’m Still Here

Students of color will receive support and learn new ways to cope with the challenges navigating a predominantly white institution.

Mindfulness-based Stress Management

Learn about mindfulness and practice meditation techniques that can help reduce stress levels.

Understanding Self and Others

Learn new ways of relating to others, share your experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback.

Community-based services

If you would rather connect with someone off campus for your mental health needs, check out the following options:

Please note, these listings are NOT an endorsement or recommendation, but are places you can start.

Contact capsindy@iupui.edu for information about additional local resources.

Options for faculty and staff

CAPS provides services to currently enrolled IUPUI students. Faculty and staff services are provided by the IU Employee Assistance Program.

Get to know us

The CAPS staff includes licensed psychologists, mental health counselors, clinical social workers, and graduate students in mental health training programs. Graduate students are supervised by licensed senior staff.

Meet the staff