The following services are available virtually as of Fall 2020. If you have any questions, please call 850.474.2420.
Individual teletherapy utilizes secure video conferencing to provide one-to-one counseling services. To make an appointment for individual teletherapy, call 850.474.2420.
Group teletherapy utilizes secure video conferencing for groups of 8-10 students. Fall 2020 therapy groups offered include: Students of Color Understanding Self and Others, In, Out and In-Between, and All Gender Understanding Self and Others. To make an appointment for group teletherapy, call 850.474.2420 and request a triage appointment.
Couple’s teletherapy utilizes secure video conferencing to provide relationship counseling services.* For couple’s teletherapy, relationship partners will need to be currently enrolled UWF students. To make an appointment for couple’s counseling, call 850.47.2420.
Psychiatric Telehealth Services*
Psychiatric telehealth services consisting of psychiatric evaluations and medication management follow-up visits for students that reside in the state of Florida.
To access services either obtain a referral from your counselor or call CAPS main number at 474-2420 and talk to psychiatric services regarding your needs.
Let’s Talk Consultation
Let’s Talk offers students free, informal, friendly and confidential telephone consultations. Let’s Talk is available remotely from 4–7 p.m. on Wednesdays. To schedule a video conference or phone consultation with a Let's Talk counselor, please submit the online Let's Talk Appointment Form or call Pam Basham at 850.474.2420. Calls will be returned in the order that they are received.
Telephone Crisis Counseling
CAPS telephone crisis counseling services provides 24/7 counseling for emergency situations that involve safety concerns. Telephone crisis counseling is available to all students including out-of-state students. To access this service, call 850.474.2420 and dial 6.
Online Mental Health Screenings
Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional—they are a checkup from the neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations and key resources. Mental health screenings available include: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, gambling concerns, disordered eating, opioid misuse, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse and general well-being.
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
offers a variety of self-help modules to strengthen skills to cope with anxiety, depression, stress management and more. TAO is an interactive, anonymous web-based self-help program that is available 24/7.
Togetherall Peer-to-Peer Support
is a free online peer support community, where members can interact anonymously with each other. UWF students can access Togetherall any time, any day. Togetherall is monitored by trained clinicians.
COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Peer Support Space
This is a drop-in peer support space for any student who has been requested to self-isolate or quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19. The goal of this space is to provide an opportunity to share reactions and support with others who have also been isolated due to COVID-19. Topics to be explored may include, but are not limited to: COVID-19, anxiety, isolation and loneliness, fear, etc.
Workshops offered through CAPS Outreach Services provide an opportunity to learn new skills to address life’s challenges. CAPS offers monthly and weekly outreach workshops addressing a variety of topics.
To view all workshops covered this semester, please refer to the sign-up form.
eCHECKUP TO GO Screenings
The online eCHECKUP TO Go screenings for alcohol and marijuana use are anonymous, free and available for all students. It is a prevention tool that provides thoughtful, personalized feedback.
In order to answer some common student questions regarding mental health topics, our staff has developed web-based reading material for self-help purposes. Topics include: adjusting to college life, anxiety, bipolar disorder, coping with trauma, depression, eating disorders, stress management, self-esteem, romantic relationships, sleep hygiene, gender and sexual violence, racism and discrimination, grief, suicide prevention and adjustment strategies for returning students.
Meditation Meet-Up is a weekly guided practice of various meditation skills for relaxation, focus, mindfulness, and stress management. Meditations will last 10-20 minutes. Meditation Meet-Up is offered weekly on Tuesdays from 12:15-12:45 p.m. through CAPS Facebook Live (@uwfcaps).
* In alignment with state laws, regulations, and ethics, teletherapy is only available to currently enrolled students who presently reside in the state of Florida. CAPS partners with Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) Connect, Inc. for access to the secure and private Zoom platform to execute teletherapy health services.