Eastern Michigan University
CAPS offers short-term counseling that focuses on finding solutions to problems and relieving symptoms. Counseling is only offered to currently enrolled EMU students, and is free of charge.
There are many reasons EMU students come to CAPS for counseling. Common examples include the desire to:
- Decrease anxiety or worry
- Reduce feelings of sadness or depression
- Learn how to cope with stress
- Deal with relationship problems
- Change behaviors that get in the way of academic success
- Cope with the death of a friend or family member
- Manage thoughts about suicide
- Reduce self-harm
- Discuss eating or alcohol problems
- Manage concerns relating to sexuality
- Recover from past abusive experiences
- Get help adjusting to life in a new culture
CAPS offers workshops on a variety of topics in classrooms and to student and staff groups at different campus sites.
Services are available for a fee. You must be referred by a clinician in CAPS, Health Services, or another EMU clinic to meet with the psychiatrist. If you have questions, please contact us.
CAPS offers light therapy services to combat Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD), commonly known as the "Winter Blues." More information on SAD and light therapy is available here.
Since our services may not be appropriate for all problems, your counselor could recommend career counseling, academic tutoring, medical evaluation, or another counseling agency or mental health professional.
Faculty and staff may speak with a CAPS staff member about a student/classroom problem. Discussion may resolve the problem or help the student obtain the proper referral.
CAPS offers several special events and programs throughout the year, such as National Depression Screening Day. Please call 734.487.1118 or stop by 313 Snow Health Center for the latest information.