Call 440-775-8470 | Email CAPS@oberlin.edu | or Come into the CAPS office (Dascomb Building, Suite B)
For after-hours crisis support, call (855-256-7160)
CAPS provides short-term therapy, psychiatry, group programming, consultation, and community referrals. Services are free, as the center itself is funded through tuition. We offer a hybrid model that allows the student meet in person or virtually.
Individual and Couples Counseling:
We provide short-term individual and couples counseling for students experiencing a wide range of concerns. Counseling sessions are 50 minutes.
We recognize that crises can happen at any time and we are here to help.
In groups, students have the advantages of speaking with others who have similar concerns and experiences. Group sessions range between 50-80 minutes.
Psychiatrists are available three days a week to provide assessment and medication monitoring. Oberlin College contracts with Univeristy Hospitals of Cleveland to provide psychiatric services.
While maintaining confidentiality regarding the students that we work with, the CAPS staff welcomes consultations with faculty, staff, parents, and students who have concerns about someone else.
We facilitate referrals to support services on and off campus. Please see our Community Resources page for more information regarding local providers.
We offer a variety of activities and educational programs for students, faculty, staff regarding mental health concerns. Please contact us for further information.
Alcohol and Drug Counseling:
We provide counseling and support for students concerned about alcohol and drug use. Students in need of a court-ordered assessment or treatment for dependency will be referred to alcohol and drug services certified by the state or to an agency near a student’s hometown. See Community Resources page for additional resources.
The Oberlin College Counseling & Psychological Services Statement on Diversity & Inclusion
The values of diversity, inclusion, and equity are at the core of our profession and the services we provide at CAPS. As a center we respect, support, and embrace differences in identity. CAPS is dedicated to making our care accessible to all students and our staff is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment that embraces the richness brought by the intersections of gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual and or affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious and spiritual orientation, socioeconomic status, immigration status, as well as a host of other personal and social characteristics that comprise individual identity.
These values structure our services and our commitment to fostering a healthy campus community that supports individual well-being and academic success.