Welcome to CAPS!

The Ithaca College Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) houses a team of licensed and license-eligible professionals who promote and fosters 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, physical and mental 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 individualized services.

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 allows for flexibility, respects that needs change over time, and minimizes the overall wait-time for services.

For more information about current services: Call 607-274-3136 during business hours

CAPS Current Events

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is observed every November 20th.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t always perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. We express love and respect for people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives allies a chance to step forward and stand in, memorializing and saying aloud those who have died by anti-transgender violence.

TDOR 2020 honors those who died between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020. For that period, 47 lives were taken in the United States (that we are aware of), and 386 worldwide. These include death by violence, suicide, those who died in ways yet to be determined and this year, from COVID-19. (Source: PFLAG)

The IC community can gather for a virtual community observance on November 19 @ 7pm, hosted by the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, the Cornell University LGBT Resource Center, and the Ithaca Transgender Group. This will include a night of peace, hope, and understanding, featuring song, spoken word, poetry, prayer and candle lighting.  

Please visit the TDOR event page for more information and gathering link.

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 2020 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 preferred names and pronouns in our new records system.
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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

Crisis Resources

Same Day Crisis Services for Fall 2020 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

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

Apps for Wellbeing
Apps to support self-help for a variety of wellness topics and communities.
App 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

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

After-hours On-Call Service:
Monday-Friday: 5 PM to 8:30 AM  |  Weekends & Closures: 24 hours

To make an appointment: Call or stop by CAPS located on the lower level of the Hammond Health Center.

Fax: 607-274-3667