Counseling & Psychological Services

Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services

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.

Contact Information

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.

Meditation Hour

CAPS Meditation Hour has moved!

It is now located in Building 72, Room 129, The Green Room.

Come join us every Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.
This event is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!

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Stress Free Café

Come join us for an Event for Stress Awareness and Depression Screening Day. Enjoy free coffee, tea and munchies. Play games, get hugs and kisses from the Pet Partners dogs, win prizes, get information and take a depression screening.

When: Tuesday, October 28, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Commons Great Hall, Building 22

Call Counseling & Psychological Services at Ext. 2420 or email April Glenn,, for more information.

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Veterans' Day Observance

To Honor Those Who Have Served Our Nation

Special Guest: Rear Admiral Peter B. Booth,
U.S. Navy (Retired)

Admiral ("just call me Pete") Booth retired after 30 eventful years during which he held many positions, including: Fighter Pilot, Commander of USS Forrestal, aide to the Chief of Naval Operations, and Chief of Naval Air Training. Admiral Booth is an exciting, enthusiastic speaker and you don't want to miss this event!

When: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: UWF Argonaut Athletic Center, Building 54

RSVP to Jeff Meister: or (850) 474-2550 by Tuesday, November 4

Please be our guest at a Bar-B-Q that follows.

Brought to you by: UWF Military & Veterans Resource Center

Online Screening

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

Coping in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

We are blessed that UWF is located in such a beautiful area of the Gulf Coast. However, along with the blessings comes the increased risk of natural disasters, such as hurricanes. Dealing with any natural disaster is difficult, especially for students who are already dealing with being away from home and feeling the stress brought on by being in college. Click the button below to find some common responses to disasters and traumatic events and additional tips for coping and self care.

Coping with Natural Disasters