Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Lillies floating on the surface of water
Reflection pond outside of Bibbins Hall.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

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.

Services Offered

  • 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.
  • Crisis Resources
    We recognize that crises can happen at any time and we are here to help
  • Uwill
    UWill Logo CAPS partnered with UWill to offer teletherapy options to all students, use your OCC email to sign up here!
  • Group Counseling:
    In groups, students have the advantages of speaking with others who have similar concerns and experiences. Group sessions range between 50-80 minutes. See our group offerings for Spring 2024
  • Psychiatric Services:
    Psychiatrists are available three days a week to provide assessment and medication monitoring. Oberlin College contracts with University Hospitals of Cleveland to provide psychiatric services. 
  • Consultation 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.
  • Case-Management/Referrals:
    We facilitate referrals to support services on and off campus.  Please see our Community Resources page for more information regarding local providers.
  • Educational Outreach:
    We offer a variety of activities and educational programs for students, faculty, staff regarding mental health concerns.  Please contact us for further information.

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.

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