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.

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Lean In: Women, Work, & The Will To Lead

A Panel Discussion

The book Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what women can't do to what women can do.

When: September 25, 5:30 PM
Where: Commons Auditorium

Panelists include:
  • Rebecca Kennedy
  • Kim LeDuff
  • Dione King
  • Eman El-Sheikh
  • Tressa Kelly

Moderator: Tara Kermiet

Sponsored by:
  • College Panhellenic Council
  • Career Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Wellness Services
  • Equity, Diversity & International Affairs

Refreshments will be served.

Download the flyer in PDF format.

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