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Mental Wellness

At USU's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), our mission is to embrace a holistic approach to student development by removing psychological, emotional, and behavioral barriers to learning and success.

We work to enhance the university experience for students and promote a healthy environment on campus, preparing students to be self-reliant contributors in the world.

Our staff is committed to meeting the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including differences of culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. We adhere to policies of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.

Telehealth Wellness Services

Students enrolled at USU are eligible for CAPS services. All current services are provided via telephone or Zoom. As with all mental health wellness services, telehealth services have risks and benefits. Please, direct any questions about the risks of telehealth services to CAPS staff. Students must meet a minimum credit requirement to be eligible for ongoing services, but all students have access to some services. Students must be located in the state of Utah to receive ongoing services due to mental health licensing laws. Most services are free to eligible students, are confidential, and are not part of academic or university records.

Accessing Telehealth Wellness Services

In order to access Telehealth Wellness Services at CAPS, you will need to:

  • Complete and submit patient information consent forms. Scheduled therapy sessions will only be held if these forms have been received by CAPS.
  • Only engage in sessions when you are physically in Utah. Your provider will confirm this each session.
  • Engage in sessions only from a private location where you will not be overheard or interrupted.
  • Use your own computer or device, or one owned by Utah State University that is not publicly accessible.
  • Connect on a private internet connection or only use a public connection in conjunction with a VPN service.
  • Ensure that the computer or device you use has updated operating and anti-virus software.
  • Do not record any sessions, nor will CAPS record your sessions without your written consent.

Telehealth counseling appointments occur at the time agreed upon by you and the provider. Should you miss an appointment, you must contact your therapist or the CAPS office in order to reschedule.

Please contact CAPS at (435)797-1012 for any questions regarding eligibility for Telehealth Wellness Services

Scope of Practice

CAPS typically provides short-term goal oriented therapy (e.g., 6-8 sessions), most commonly on an every-other week basis. In general, individual therapy at CAPS is not recommended for students seeking and/or needing intensive or long term treatment.

CAPS Location/Hours

Taggart Student Center 306
M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our physical office is currently closed. CAPS staff remain available between 8:00am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please notify CAPS at least 24 hours in advance.

If you forget when your appointment is, please stop by or call CAPS at 435-797-1012.

We are not able to confirm appointments for friends or family members due to rules related to client confidentiality.

Arrange an Appointment

If you are interested in services, please call (435)797-1012 between 8:30 am 4:30 pm. You may also email us and we will respond during business hours. All of our services are currently provided via telehealth modalities (phone or Zoom). After you contact us, we will send you paperwork to complete prior to setting up your first appointment. If you are interested in outreach, psychoeducational assessment, or other CAPS services, see information below. For emergency assistance during CAPS hours, please call (435)797-1012 or use the SAFE UT app to immediately call or text a crisis therapist. For after-hours emergency assistance, please use the SAFE UT app or call 911

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