Counseling & Psychological Services

Serving the mental health needs of FGCU students


CAPS is now located in the new Student and Community Counseling Center building (behind Seidler Hall, behind Dunkin Donuts, just west of the observatory) on the 3rd Floor.  

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the main source of mental health support and psycho-therapeutic services on campus

Our center is fully accredited and most of our services are covered for students who are enrolled in the current semester and/or who have already paid health fees for the current academic term.  Unfortunately, we cannot provide services for students who are not enrolled in the current semester, alumni, faculty or staff.  The one exception is for students who are taking one semester off between two enrolled semesters.  In that case, the student can pay a Health Bridge fee ($54) to bridge the gap in services between two enrolled semesters. A Health Bridge is required for students to be seen for one semester following the last semester in which they were enrolled (for example, during the summer following a spring semester in which they were enrolled). The fee can be paid at Student Health or visit the CAPS office to pick up the appropriate forms for payment at the registrar's office.

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Make an appointment 

Appointments usually last about an hour, so to get started:

  • Visit CAPS any weekday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Student and Community Counseling Center.
  • Bring your student ID.
  • You will be asked to provide a few details so we may assist you.
  • To reschedule an appointment please call 239-590-7950.

In Crisis?

If you feel like you may be in danger of hurting yourself or others, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. 
If you are an FGCU student in immediate distress outside of normal business hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays) who would like to speak with a mental health professional can call the CAPS help line: 239-745-EARS (3277).



Mental Health Screening

If you are concerned about your own mental health, please take this anonymous screening  for depression, anxiety, substance abuse or other issues from any computer.


Take anonymous screening


Therapist Assisted Online

TAO is an interactive, dynamic, easy-to-access online program that provides support for anxiety, depression and other common concerns. As a TAO participant, each week you will watch short videos, complete skill-building exercises and meet with a counselor through a secure video session to briefly touch base.

*sign up with your FGCU email address for access*

 Access TAO

Counseling Resources

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Group Counseling

Group counseling is a form of helping in which a small number of people come together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another.

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Self Help

Links for self help will open video or voice-over presentations; however, most of these links will only open on Windows PCs and will not open on IOS or portable devices.

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Outreach Events

The goals of our outreach efforts are to decrease stigma associated with mental health struggles.



CAPS Upcoming Events

12th Annual

Continuing Education Workshop

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.  | May 1, 2020

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Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches.

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  Meet the CAPS Team

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Our team is comprised of full-time and part-time professional counselors and therapists. Licensed psychologists, masters-level counselors and graduate-level interns under the supervision of one of the licensed clinicians provide needed assistance. A psychiatrist is also available for consultation.

Meet the Team
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We are here to serve your mental health needs

Counseling and Psychological Services

Student and Community Counseling Center

(3rd Floor)
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965