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Counseling and Psychological Services

FIU's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides mental health services to students that will facilitate and enhance their personal learning, emotional well-being, and academic skills development. We are committed to providing consultation to the FIU community affected by threatened or actual violence and promoting the ability to live a full, rich life.

What to expect

During the initial appointment, students meet with a therapist to discuss current concerns, gather information about the student’s history, and review recommendations for treatment. The recommended treatment may include individual or group therapy provided by the Counseling Center or a referral to community providers.

CAPS offers limited, short-term counseling. If you need or prefer long-term or weekly counseling, then a referral to a community provider may be a better fit for you. The Counseling Center does not offer long-term, intensive, or specialized treatment generally required for substance abuse, personality disorders, or severe or chronic emotional difficulties.

Students generally attend counseling appointments that last 30-45 minutes and occur every 2-3 weeks.

Scheduling an appointment

When scheduling an appointment, please carefully listen to the instructions when you call. Be ready to give your name, phone number, Panther ID, and email address to the receptionist. You may be directed to complete certain forms online.

Your clinician will call before your scheduled appointment to determine your current needs. Your message will be returned in a timely manner. Note: Calls from CAPS/VEP during remote services may appear to be from a private or blocked phone number.

To make an appointment with us, please call: 305-348-2277 (CAPS).

CAPS workshops & drop-in groups on PantherConnect

Browse our wide selection of workshops ranging from various topics like relationship management, stress, academic help, body image and more. Students must login to see the full list of available workshops.

Online screenings

Self-screening programs provide a quick and simple way to screen yourself with complete anonymity. CAPS offers anonymous and confidential online screenings for for depression and anxiety. Completing these screenings will help you determine if your recent thoughts or behaviors may be associated with a common, treatable mental health issue.

Take a screening today

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

CAPS offers a full-time, Doctoral Psychology Internship Program and Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship Training Program oriented toward providing a professional training experience within the context of a university counseling center. If you have any questions regarding the psychology training program, please email Dr. Kirpalani at pkirpala@fiu.edu.

Emergencies after-hours

If you are in need of immediate services, please call our 24-Hour hotline 305-348-2277 (CAPS) to speak with a licensed clinician.

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Contact

To make an appointment with us, please call the offices at MMC or BBC. Appointments will be held over the phone or by videoconference (through a HIPAA-compliant platform).

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Student Health Center (SHC) 270
305-348-2277 (CAPS)

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Biscayne Bay Campus

Wolfe University Center (WUC) 320
305-919-5305

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

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