Scope of Practice

CAPS provides initial assessment and screening; short-term individual, relationship and group counseling; consultation about mental health concerns; crisis intervention and response; and referrals to other on- and off-campus services. All enrolled Ithaca College students are entitled to an initial consultation, and options for future services will be discussed in your first appointment. Most students are seen for 4 or fewer sessions of individual counseling, and many develop relationships with counselors that continue across their academic years on campus. There are no session limits on Group Therapy.

There are periods each semester, when the demand for scheduled appointments exceeds resources. During those times, and depending on your circumstances, you may be offered off-campus resources or the option of waiting for the next available opening with a CAPS clinician.

Scheduling and Keeping Appointments
All services are by appointment; call (607) 274-3136 to schedule. Please be considerate of our time and of others who need services. If you must miss an appointment due to illness or an emergency, please call CAPS to cancel your appointment as far in advance as possible. Repeated cancellations or “no shows” may limit your ability to receive our services. If you miss an appointment and do not contact us within 48 hours, you may be placed on a waitlist for further services. If you are more than 15 minutes late to an appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.