Counseling and Psychological Services

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Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling and therapy to help students 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 educational opportunities at the University.

Online Screenings

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. CAPS offers online screenings for mood and anxiety disorders as well as alcohol and marijuana use. These free screenings are anonymous and available to all UWF students.

Mental Health Screenings

Therapy Groups

One of the best ways for people to learn about themselves and their concerns is within the context of interpersonal relationships. In group therapy, six to eight people meet face to face with one or more group leaders to talk about what is troubling them.

Current Therapy Groups

Outreach Services

Outreach presentations are provided by request and can be tailored for various events. They are a way in which we hope to provide an open and integrative forum for presenting various topics. 

Outreach Services

Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback is a self-help program that teaches techniques for changing the body's response to stress and anxiety. It is an evidence-based intervention for the treatment of anxiety.

Biofeedback Therapy

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is a free drop-in consultation program provided by Counseling and Psychological Services for all UWF students.

Let's Talk

QPR Gatekeeper Training

QPR Gatekeeper Training is a suicide prevention outreach program focused on providing gatekeeper training to the UWF campus community.

QPR Gatekeeper Training

Sign Up for QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 10-11:30 a.m. in Building 20W, Room 156A

Join CAPS on National Suicide Prevention Day for QPR Suicide Prevention Training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. In this training, participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.  At the end of this training, participants will receive certification as a QPR Gatekeeper.

Staff and Faculty Signup        Student Signup

CAPS Outreach Workshops and Events


  • Sep
    QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Students, Staff and Faculty
    At the end of this training, participants will receive certification as a QPR Gatekeeper. Students, Staff and Faculty must sign up for this training via links provided on the CAPS Homepage or in the UWF calendar event.
  • Sep
    11:30-1 p.m. / TBD
    How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally
    Learn how to be supportive of our LGBTQ+ community. This workshop is a part of the Cross Cultural Competency Certification for students.
  • Oct
    Stress-Free Cafe
    In support of National Depression Screening Day, please join Counseling and Psychological Services for Stress-Free Café. There will be display tables, informational games, the Pet Partners therapy dogs and depression screenings available.
  • Oct
    Bridges & Boundaries: Building & Maintaining Healthy Relationships
    This workshop will help you identify the characteristics of healthy relationships and learn ways to communicate effectively with others. The focus will be on building healthy interpersonal relationships in all areas of your life including friendships
  • Nov
    Noon-1 p.m. / TBD
    Masculinity and Manhood
    Masculinity and Manhood workshop examines what manhood looks like in American culture and what issues men face within that culture. This workshop is a part of the Cross Cultural Competency Certification for students.
  • Nov
    3:30-4:30 p.m. / Commons (Building 22), Room 260
    Be-Friend Self-Care
    This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about self-care strategies that can improve your overall well-being as a college student. You will learn simple and time-efficient self-care strategies to implement in your daily life.
  • Dec
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. / John C. Pace Library
    Paws and Play
    Come, sit, stay, & play with the Pet Partners Therapy Dogs! Interact with the dogs, color, and play fun games to help de-stress from finals! Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services, Wellness Services and the UWF Library.