Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling and therapy to help students address how to manage, cope and grow with the stress associated with school and life. The primary goal of counseling is to help students develop the personal awareness and skills necessary to overcome problems and to develop in ways that will allow them to take advantage of the educational opportunities at the university.
CAPS is located in Building 960, Suite 200-A. It is most easily accessed through parking lots J and L. We are located between the tennis courts and the Fine and Performing Arts building.
Office Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Please NOTE: CAPS is closed when the UWF campus closes for winter break or for weather emergencies that result in a campus closure. CAPS remains open for emergency appointments during semester breaks when the UWF campus is still open for business.
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Counseling and Psychological Services now offers an online screening for mood and anxiety disorders. This free screening is anonymous and available to all University of West Florida students. To get started, click on the button below.CAPS Online Assessments
Recently our area experienced an unexpected severe weather event. Many students, staff and faculty found the storm and the events of that evening traumatic. Many have also experienced significant property loss as a result of the storm. Some of our UWF community lost cars, homes, and treasured items. For UWF this happened right in the middle of an already anxiety ridden time - final exams. There are many harrowing stories of surviving flooding in houses and cars and it is important for people to share those stories as a part of their healing. Click the button below to find some common responses to disaster and traumatic events and additional tips for coping and self care.Coping with the Flood