Serving the mental health needs of FGCU students
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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the main source of mental health support, counseling, and therapy 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.
CAPS is open and available to support our FGCU community.
CAPS' doors will be open 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. We are available by phone 239-590-7950 to schedule appointments, learn about our groups, or ask questions about our services offered.
We are located on the 3rd floor of the Student and Community Counseling Center, stop by our office to establish services,or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- When on campus, FGCU expects all students, employees, visitors and vendors to wear face masks at all times while indoors and when attending large, outdoor gatherings, even if you are vaccinated.
- You must bring your Eagle ID with you for all appointments.
- Missed appointments not canceled at least 24 hours ahead of the appointment time are subject to a no-show fee.
Make an appointment
Appointments usually last about an hour, so to get started:
- Call CAPS 239-590-7950 or stop by our office.
- Have your student ID available.
- You will be asked to provide a few details so we may assist you.
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).
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.read more
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.
The goals of our outreach efforts are to decrease stigma associated with mental health
Mental Health Screening
If you are concerned about your own mental health, we offer anonymous screenings for depression, anxiety, substance abuse or other issues from any computer or smart device. If your concerns are more general, we recommend that you take the following screening questionnaire as it provides an overall picture of mental health:
If you find yourself struggling with more specific concerns (i.e. Anxiety, Depression, etc.), we recommend navigating to the following link which offers several different screening questionnaires with a specific focus:
Counseling and Psychological Services is proud to announce our Counseling Center Referral System.
Our online Community Provider Database allows you to input information that will assist you in finding a mental health provider suitable to your needs. We have offered inclusion in this database to all local providers. Other than confirming the good standing of their license to practice in the state of Florida, CAPS in no way endorses any specific provider and each provider is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their listing.
This system will also allow counseling service providers in the community to join our growing network of associated providers that desire to work with FGCU students, faculty, and staff.
We are here to serve your mental health needs
Counseling and Psychological Services
Student and Community Counseling Center
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
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