Welcome to the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!

The Ithaca College Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) promotes and fosters the academic, personal, and interpersonal development of Ithaca College students by providing short-term individual, group, and relationship counseling, crisis intervention, educational programs to the campus community, and consultation for faculty, staff, parents, and students. Our team of licensed and licensed-eligible professionals value inclusivity and are dedicated to creating a diverse, accessible, and welcoming environment that is safe and comfortable for all those who we serve and with whom we interact.

**CAPS is continuing to serve enrolled students at this time via Telehealth** Please see below for details!!

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

Summer Business Hours are now in effect until 8/7/20: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Friday

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To the Ithaca College Community from the Staff at CAPS:

After witnessing the murder of George Floyd and observing the way our country is struggling to respond to the realities of current/historic police brutality and systemic racism, it can be hard to manage the many layers of emotion. Rage. Grief. Helplessness. Hopelessness. Numbness. Pain. And other feelings. This moment has been repeated over and over and over again and it can be overwhelming. If you are experiencing any of these, you are not alone.

We at CAPS are here for you. To talk, to vent, to hold a safe space for whatever you need to experience right now. We support and encourage a campus dialogue about social justice, race, oppression, and how the IC Community can support each and every member at the present time. We support the statements from Bill Kerry at the Office of Public Safety and from IC President Shirley Collado, and CAPS will gladly be a part of the continuing conversation.

If you, as an IC student, need or want to talk to a counselor about what you are feeling and experiencing, please reach out to us at 607-274-3136.

Please stay safe.

With Love and Support,

The Staff at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.

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**CAPS is continuing to serve all enrolled students at this time via Telehealth** **We have decided not to do in-person services at this time to ensure the safety of students and our staff**

During the current COVID emergency, many states waived mental health regulations and licensing rules to allow counselors to provide counseling to students in other states. Ordinarily, this is not allowed as most counselors are only permitted to practice in the state in which they obtained their clinical license. Many states have now rescinded their emergency permissions so, unfortunately, that may mean that we cannot provide ongoing counseling to some students outside of New York. That does not mean that you cannot contact us! We can still talk with you about our services, offer consultations, and help you find a provider in your home state. All of our services must be conducted in compliance with state licensing requirements. Counselors will work with students to make sure services can be provided within existing state regulations. When you are back on campus, we can then offer our full spectrum of services and support. And, for New York state residents, we can offer individual counseling through our encrypted Zoom account right now!

If you are interested in starting or continuing services via telehealth*, please call during business hours for more information. There will be limited staff in the office to answer questions by phone, so please make sure to leave a voicemail if you do not reach a live person. You can also reach us by email at counseling@ithaca.edu. Please be aware that the CAPS After-hours On-call service will be available when we are closed (5 PM-8:30 AM Monday-Friday and 24 hours a day Saturdays and Sundays).

*What is Telehealth? Telehealth is like meeting with your therapist, but done through a private virtual connection via Zoom meeting or telephone.

Have concerns or questions about Coronavirus and how it may impact you as an IC student?

Visit IC's Coronavirus update page for the latest and most up-to-date information

Wondering how to stay healthy in mind, body, and soul while maintaining social distancing?

Visit the Resource List we have put together for tips and tricks, as well as helpful apps.

Individual Appointments

An initial consultation session with a counselor will assess clinical needs, recommendations, and to identify appropriate resources.

Group Therapy & Specialized Skills Groups

CAPS provides process, skills, and various themed groups and workshops.

Outreach and Education

Let's Talk: A drop-in service that offers informal, confidential consultations with a CAPS counselor at various locations around campus.

Pathways: A mental health crisis prevention & intervention program offered by CAPS counselors.

Off-Campus Counseling Referrals

Find an off-campus therapist with Psychology Today.

Crisis Resources

CAPS

Same Day Crisis Services are Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

ICare

Any member of the IC community (parents, students, staff, or faculty) is encouraged to use the online ICare Report if they would like to access help for a student in distress. Please visit the ICare Team page for more information.

Office of Public Safety

If you have concerns about a student's immediate safety, call the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333.

Other Resources

Mental Health and Wellness Apps

Looking for a good way to support your mental health and wellness wherever you go? Check out our list of mental health and relaxation/mindfulness apps.

Mental Health Screening

How are you really feeling? Complete an anonymous, confidential brief screening to determine if you should connect with a mental health professional.

Center for Health Promotion

Visit IC's Center for Health Promotion for a great on-campus resource!

Student Accessibility Services

SAS at IC facilitates access to learning, living, and recreational environments for students with disabilities.