CAPS remains committed to supporting students' mental health and wellbeing. We care about you and know this can be a difficult time!
CAPS’ primary function is to support students’ mental health needs in order to meet their academic goals within a time window framed by service eligibility, class schedules, student obligations, CAPS resources as well as our Scope of Practice document. As such, CAPS services are short-term and goal-oriented and align with the TAMU academic semester calendar. Our average session number is 3 to 4. When classes are in session, we provide a range of mental health services. Once final exams begin, our counselors are available for urgent, crisis-related services and will resume all services the first day of the following semester. Our website also has a number of self-help resources and recorded workshops covering a range of mental health concerns.
CAPS initial, first-time appointments will be provided through phone consultations. Schedule an Initial Phone Consultation.
- We are here to serve our students. If you do not see a time that works for you in our online scheduling system, please call us at 979-845-4427 and we'll work to get you connected with a counselor.
If you believe you are in need of immediate emotional support, please come to CAPS for crisis intervention anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday when the university is open. If you are currently in a life threatening situation or your safety is at risk, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. Visit our Emergency Resources page for additional resources.
CAPS counselors are available to consult with staff/faculty, family, and students as needed. Consultations requests can be made by calling the CAPS phone number at 979-845-4427. During consultations, CAPS counselors maintain the confidentiality of students who are clients to the fullest extent of the law.
CAPS is still providing career counseling services to assist students in identifying the steps in their career development and exploration, which may include incorporating career assessments.
Focus 2 is a self-paced, interactive career planning program designed to help you explore college majors and plan your career based on your interests, values, skills, personality, and professional goals. It is provided free of charge for currently enrolled Texas A&M students.
Ongoing counseling appointments may be conducted by phone, Zoom or in person depending on what is deemed appropriate by counselor and student.
If you are in need of assistance in locating counseling, psychiatric, medical, or other social service needs in the community, CAPS can help. Visit our Community Referral page to learn more about this service.