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How do I make an appointment?

Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS) offers remote appointments via Zoom for healthcare and in person appointments for currently enrolled students in the state of Kansas.  Students may call 785-864-2277 or come to CAPS in Watkins Memorial Health Center to schedule an appointment.


Counseling and Psychological Services is open

  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

After hours messages may be left on the CAPS answering machine. Messages will be answered the next business day. If you or someone you know needs service outside of CAPS hours, resources in the community include:

  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital - 785-505-6162
  • Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center - 785-843-9192
  • Headquarters Counseling Center - 785-841-2345

What should I expect during my visit?

The first visit usually lasts about 30 minutes. It is focused on understanding the nature of the concern and clarifying goals and expectations. Students are encouraged to participate actively in determining the services that may be most useful to accomplish their goals. The therapist will be glad to respond to any questions. Usually by the end of the first session an agreement is reached regarding the next steps to take. In some instances the student will continue with the initial therapist; however students may be referred to another therapist or service that better addresses their needs.​​

CAPS professional staff consists of licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, board certified psychiatrists, graduate psychology interns, and other graduate students in training. Graduate students receive individual and group supervision by licensed senior staff.

For returning, in-person appointments, please do not arrive more then 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to minimize the number of people in our waiting room.

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