Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers short-term counseling for students who want to explore personal concerns with a therapist. Group counseling, online treatment resources, biofeedback, consultation, and outreach services are also available. CAPS provides assistance with referrals into the community for longer-term therapy.
The Mission of Counseling and Psychological Services is to support and promote the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual health and wellness of students, staff and faculty of Eastern Washington University. To this end, CAPS provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach programming for university students, along with consultation services for the entire campus community.
Counseling and Psychological Services' staff are committed to promoting inclusion, and the affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. We strive to provide respectful treatment to people of every background who seek services, train, or work at CAPS. Our staff value the richness brought by the intersections of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual/affectional orientation, age, physical attributes, as well as other personal and social characteristics that comprise individual identity.
WE TAKE A STANCE AGAINST DISCRIMINATION AND OPPRESSION IN ANY FORM. Our Center can provide a facilitated space for dealing with the impact of policy and oppression individually or with a group. We encourage you to reach out to us if you are struggling with finding effective ways to manage the personal impact of the political climate. CAPS staff can also offer support if you are experiencing negative treatment, threats or subtler forms of oppression because of your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious affiliation, or other aspects of your identity.
EWU Counseling and Psychological Services' professional staff of counselors, psychologists, and graduate trainees abide by the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association, as well as state laws regarding confidentiality.
All CAPS records are strictly confidential and do not become part of university records. Information may be released only with the expressed written consent of the student. Exceptions to confidentiality occur when there is a threat of serious harm to self or others.
CAPS services are provided free of charge to all currently enrolled students of Eastern Washington University who have paid the Health and Wellness Fee. Consultation services are available for all EWU community members.
CAPS is located on the second floor of Martin Hall. An appointment to see a counselor can be made by visiting our receptionist at 225 Martin Hall during regular office hours (8:00-5:00, M-F), or call 509.359.2366 for more information. Walk-in counseling services are available Monday through Friday, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Counseling services on the Riverpoint campus are available within the student services suite in the EWU Center (509.828.1398).