Student Affairs Department highlight: Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is dedicated to making sure Shockers are heard, seen and understood while attending Wichita State. CAPS is located in located in the Student Wellness Center inside the Steve Clark YMCA, and counselors are available in person and virtually. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 316-978-4792 (4SWC). Don’t wait until the end of the semester to schedule an appointment. Keep up with what CAPS’s counselors are doing at @ShockersCAPS on Facebook, Instagram and X.

CAPS offers low cost, confidential mental health services from licensed providers. Individual, couples and group counseling options are also available. CAPS providers also co-facilitate several support groups, including Healing from Trauma as well as an LGBTQ+ group. CAPS is offering a total of eight therapy/supports groups to students on campus this fall at no additional charge. More information can be found on the CAPS website. Spring groups will start in February.

CAPS works with HOPE Services to provide outreach to the WSU community, including the weekly Mindfulness and Meditation sessions offered either online or in-person. Training and education resources centered on health and wellness for students, staff and faculty can be requested on the HOPE Services website.

CAPS is training 12 students this year. Partnering with Wichita State (ISLE, Social Work and Psychology departments), Emporia State University and Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program.

Crisis appointments are available during the regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Other crisis resources include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741. For emergencies, dial 911.