How to Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with a counselor please stop by Counseling & Psychological Services located on the second floor of the Health and Athletics Center. You can also contact Counseling & Psychological Services at 209-228-4266 to schedule an appointment. Counseling & Psychological Services is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with the last appointment available starting at 3PM, excluding weekends and holidays.
What to Expect
Here is a general idea of what to expect at your first visit to CAPS:
• To be approximately 30 minutes early
• To be greeted by one of our administrative staff
• To be provided a Client Information Form to complete
• To be given Informed Consent as well as a Notice of Privacy Practices
• To be seen for a 30 minute consultation by one of the CAPS clinicians
• To provide information about your current issues and a brief history
• To be provided recommendations for services by the CAPS clinician
Do Not Expect…
• To lie on a couch
• That the first session is typical of therapy. It is meant to collect information in order to refer you to the appropriate treatment modality.
• To feel better immediately. You are coming in for a reason and like any health issue it takes time for treatment to work.
• To just sit there. Mental health treatment is a collaborative process built on your identified goals.
Students can access mental health services through LiveHealth with no copay! Visit here: https://livehealthonline.com/ or call 1-888-548-3432
Mental Health Resource:
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Psychoeducation about eating concerns
- Learn | National Eating Disorders Association
- Body Image and Eating Disorders (verywellmind.com)
- Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health | Here to Help
- About Eating Disorders | Valley Children's Healthcare (valleychildrens.org)
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