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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.

How It Works

Students enrolled at USU with access to a campus are eligible for CAPS services. Most services are free to qualified students, are confidential, and are not part of your academic or university records.

For Grad Students

Many graduate students use CAPS services, but we know some graduate students are concerned about coming to CAPS and running into students from classes they teach. If you’re concerned about this, please tell the front desk when you reach out to us. We will try to make an arrangement to see you in a different location when possible. We also have a special section of therapy group (Understanding Self and Other) reserved for graduate students. Graduate students are also welcome to use any CAPS service available to undergraduate students

Learn more about other resources for graduate students..

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.

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 come to TSC 306 between 8:30 am & 4:30 pm to fill out paperwork and get your name on the wait-list. If you are interested in outreach, psychoeducational assessment, or other CAPS services, see information below. For emergency assistance during CAPS hours, come to the CAPS office. For after-hours emergency assistance, please use the SafeUT app to call or text a crisis therapist or call 911.

Contact Us

We value your feedback, ideas, suggestions and comments to improve the CAPS website are welcome. Comments will be read and directed to the appropriate person.

Psychiatry Services

Psychiatry services are available to USU students at the Student Health and Wellness Center

Finding a Therapist Outside of CAPS

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