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Welcome to CAPS!

The Ithaca College Center for Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) houses a team of licensed and license-eligible professionals who promote and foster mental health, emotional well-being, and a sense of belonging. At CAPS, we understand that these are not one-size-fits-all matters. We welcome students of all identities, including all ethnicities, racial identities, genders, gender expressions, cultures, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, national origins, ages, sizes, abilities, and/or socioeconomic statuses. Our goal is to work collaboratively with you to address the issues and experiences that are important to you. CAPS offers free, confidential resources based upon a model and philosophy of care called Stepped Care 2.0, a multifaceted approach that values a variety of services that can match your needs.

Depending on individual assessment, professional best practices, and the realities of CAPS’ Scope of Practice, we can recommend any number of options represented on the Support Wheel. CAPS' adaptation of Stepped Care 2.0 allows for flexibility, respects that needs change over time, and minimizes the overall wait-time for services.

For more information about current services: Call 607-274-3177 (option 2) during business hours

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PLEASE SEE OUR UPDATES FOR FALL 2021 BELOW.  PLEASE SEE OUR UPDATES FOR FALL 2021 BELOW

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Important Messages from CAPS

Black Lives Matter & Native Land Rights
Please read our statements regarding our support for Black Lives Matter and our Native Land Rights Acknowledgement.
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Fall 2021 Updates
Visit our Updates page for the most current information regarding services and checking in for appointments.
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Message to LGBTQIA+ Students
Regarding chosen names and pronouns in our new records system.
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Crisis Resources

CAPS
Same Day Crisis Services for Fall 2021-Spring 2022 are from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM (Eastern), Monday-Friday.
Crisis Services
Concerned about an IC student?
Please visit the ICare Team page to complete an online ICare referral.
ICare Referral
Immediate Concerns
If you have concerns about a student's immediate safety, call the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333.
Office of Public Safety

Regarding Recent Hate Crimes

The murders of Asian Americans over this past year has been heartbreaking and traumatizing. These are just the most recent assaults in a long and painful history of violent acts against Asian-American communities, spurred by those promoting racist rhetoric.  Hate crimes against Asian Americans in major U.S. cities surged by nearly 150 percent in 2020, even as the overall number of hate crimes has fallen. The staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) mourn and seek justice for the murders of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michaels, and for all those of Asian descent who have been threatened and brutalized throughout American history.

As mental health providers committed to social justice, we vehemently oppose and condemn these acts of terrorism, white supremacy, and racism. Asian students need and deserve more from the system that perpetuates and benefits repeatedly from hate trauma.  

We stand with Ithaca College Asian American Alliance (@ithaca_AAA), their statement, and recommend resources they have provided. CAPS is available for students seeking support.  We would like to highlight the following quick-access CAPS services:

Students do not need to be active or ongoing CAPS clients to use these services.  All services are completely confidential.  Your mental health is our priority

Services

Individual Appointments
Initial consultation session with a counselor will assess clinical needs, recommendations, and to identify appropriate resources.
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Group Therapy & Workshops
Process, skills, and various themed groups and workshops.
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The myICHealth Portal Login
CAPS has a new check-in system for appointments. Log in to check it out!
myICHealth Portal

Outreach & Consultation

Skill-Based Groups & Support Groups
These groups are open to all IC students. Please see the listing for times and types of groups.
Group Listing
Let's Talk
Our virtual drop-in service that offers confidential consultations with a CAPS counselor, no appointment necessary.
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Pathways & Suicide Prevention
A mental health crisis prevention & intervention program offered by CAPS counselors.
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Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Digital Resources for Wellbeing
Digital Resources to support self-help for a variety of wellness topics and communities.
Resource List
Screening for Mental Health
Complete an anonymous, confidential brief screening to determine if you should connect with a mental health professional.
Begin Screening
Center for Health Promotion
Visit IC's Center for Health Promotion for a great on-campus resource!
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Contact Us

Center Hours:  
Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM to 5 PM

Crisis services available daily from 8:30am-5:00pm

After-hours On-Call Service:
Monday-Friday: 5 PM to 8:30 AM  |  Weekends (beginning after 5 PM on Fridays) & Closures: 24 hours

To make an appointment: Call us at 607-274-3177 (select option 2).

Fax: 607-274-3667