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CAPS services are available in a variety of modalities at this time. Please call to learn more about your options.

Individual Therapy

CAPS provides short-term individual counseling for students whose needs can best be met through a brief and solution-focused treatment modality. Short-term individual counseling helps students gain a deeper understanding of the sources of their difficulties. These insights are then translated into plans for action that the student can carry out in their daily life. For concerns that would be better resolved through a longer-term individual approach, an appropriate referral to a community provider may be recommended. Read more about considerations for setting up therapy or psychiatric services in the community. 

Eligibility for services at CAPS does apply.  Tele-counseling is dependent on the student’s state of residence at the time of treatment.  Learn more about getting started.

Couples Counseling

At times, problems in relationships lead to stress and disruption in students' lives. In some circumstances, couples counseling is an option to cope with these problems. Couples counseling is an option when at least one partner is a full-time student. Married, unmarried, and LGBT couples are all welcome for services.

Eligibility for services at CAPS does apply.  Tele-counseling is dependent on both partners’ state of residence at the time of treatment.

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Individual Counseling
Penn State Student Affairs
Counseling & Psychological Services
Main Location

501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802

Additional Locations

3rd Floor Bank of America Career Services Building
University Park, PA 16802

Allenway Building (Downtown)
315 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801


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