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Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services

Frequently Asked Questions for the Community


What is the Florida Gulf Coast University Counseling Services Center ?

The Counseling and Psychological Services is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs. Our services are designed to provide accessible and quality counseling, therapy, consultation and referral, instruction, education, and assessment for the university community. Our services are based on acceptance, understanding, respect and care for all who seek services.

Who is eligible for counseling services?

Our services are provided free for those students currently enrolled in the academic session during which the counseling takes place. A minimal fee may be required only for assessment inventories used in the counseling process.

We can provide a list of some community resources for those individuals who are not currently enrolled students at FGCU.

Are community members able to receive services?

We do not provide services for anyone who is not a current student.

Who provides services at CAPS?

  • The staff is comprised of full-time and part-time professional counselors and therapists.
  • Services are provided by licensed psychologists, master's level counselors as well as graduate and doctoral interns under the supervision of the professional staff.
  • A psychiatrist is available for consultation

How do I make arrangements to see a counselor?

  • All initial appointments must be scheduled in person at CAPS located in Howard Hall suite 228. Preliminary information needs to be filled out at this time, so please allow at least an hour to facilitate making this appointment.
  • Walk-in clients will be seen for assessment in emergency situations.

Are counseling sessions confidential?

All information about you including acknowledgement of your visits is confidential and cannot be released without your written permission, except in specific instances, e.g. life threatening situations.

What types of services are provided?

  • Individual (both personal and career)
  • Group (determined by student need)
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultation
  • Referral
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Workshops and presentations