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.
UWF students are eligible for most services only during each semester they are enrolled. Most students, however, do not enroll for all three semesters each year and as a result may experience difficulty maintaining on-going medical and mental health care. In an effort to assist with this issue we have developed a Bridge to Good Health (BGH) Program that UWF students can opt to participate in to be eligible for services in an “off” semester.
Please visit the UWF Bridge to Good Health page for more information.
Follow this link to download the UWF Bridge to Good Health information in PDF format.
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
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