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To start counseling sessions with a licensed clinician please choose one of the following options (Powered by FIU CAPS partners WellConnect & Betterhelp): 

Online counseling

(Videoconferencing, chat, and instant messaging with a licensed clinician) 

Visit WellConnectForYou.com 

Use code FIU-STU to sign up 

In-Person counseling in your area 

Call 866-640-4777 

Mention code FIU-STU when prompted 

-Please note WellConnect provides short-term therapy (4 sessions). They may provide a referral if deemed appropriate.

  • E-Workshops

    CAPS clinicians offer a plethora of virtual, psycho-educational, drop-in workshop sessions focused on helping students thrive. These 60-minute workshops are designed to assist with coping and provide concrete skills.

    Workshops do not provide mental health treatment. If you would like to speak with a counselor, call us at (305) 348-2277. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 911 or an emergency mental health service in your local community.

    Please visit our PantherConnect page to access all event information including Zoom links, to RSVP, and to add them to your personal calendar!

    Click here to see our workshops
  • CAPS Services
    To arrange services with FIU CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) please contact the Director of Athletic Training, Kelsey Greenwald, MS, LAT, ATC at 305-348-6200.
  • Therapy Assistance online (TAO)

    TAO is an online platform of tools and educational materials to help you to learn about and change how you think and feel. TAO includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. It also includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals. We have created two courses specific to student athletes:

    Athlete Performance:

    These individual sessions focus on helping the mental aspects of any performance: athletic, academic, professional, musical, theatrical and more. The sessions focus on getting your mind into a state of "flow" to maximize performance, and identifying personal strengths you bring to a task, along with using meditation and problem solving in maximizing your performance. A single session can provide immediate resources while additional time invested allows you to gain more knowledge, insight, and strategies.

    Athletic Performance Course

    Enrollment key: Perf

    Student Athlete Concerns Course:

    This special topic covers typical concerns that a student athlete may face in higher education. A single session will get you started with addressing common concerns, and you can continue on for additional exploration. The short course will take about 3-4 hours to complete, and covers topics such as flow, relaxation, and pain management. The long course will take approximately 10 hours to complete in total, and will provide more in-depth coverage of these topics, including additional stress management skill building.

    Student Athlete Concerns Course

    Enrollment key: Flow

  • Kognito

    Conversations can change lives

    Have you ever been worried about a student or friend on campus? Faculty, staff, and students are in an ideal position to recognize when someone is struggling emotionally and may need help. Kognito is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you’ll know what to say in real life.

    FIU's Counseling & Psychological Services is making this program available to faculty and staff to help create a safer and more supportive campus.

    These simulations have been deployed by more than 350 schools in the U.S., Canada, UK, and New Zealand and are research-proven and evidence-based.

    Intrigued? Check it out by logging in to your FIU Develop portal!

    Kognito is free for FIU students, faculty and staff!
  • Recognition, Insight, and Openness (RIO)

    RIO is an online workshop that will show you skills to handle uncomfortable feelings through a series of short videos and journal exercises. RIO online is based on the RIO workshop created and generously shared by the Cal Poly University Counseling Services Team. This online workshop will help you recognize what you want to change in your life and give you a roadmap to reach your desired goals. 

    Click here to check out our online RIO sessions!
  • Online Screenings

    Online mental health screenings are also available and pertain to: Depression; Anxiety; Bipolar Disorders; Substance Use Issues; and Eating Disorders. Online screenings are anonymous, confidential, and help students determine if their recent thoughts or behaviors may be associated with a common, treatable mental health issue.

    Take one today!
  • Podcasts

    PeerCast

    Casual conversations about topics that sometimes aren’t so casual.

    PeerCast: A casual chat with the Peer Educators is a Florida International University podcast series created & hosted by Eliandro Ramirez Chang; a Miami local, student in his senior year, and university employee working as a LEAD Team Peer Educator at FIU’s Counseling and Psychological Services & The Victim Empowerment Program.

    Join Eli along with the other Peer Educators while they discuss topics such as stress, sexual assault, mental health and more. Oh! and sometimes they get into arguments about philosophy and aliens.

    Listen to PeerCast here!

    On the couch with Kiwi

    “On the couch with Kiwi” is a short podcast series featuring FIU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) clinicians being interviewed by Psychology Doctoral Interns.

    Click here for "On The Couch With Kiwi"
  • CAPS Talks

    In CAPS Talks you can see various of our clinicians and peer educators as they go over various topics regarding mental health that affect our everyday life and how we can overcome some of these.

    Playlist of Episodes: