Ian Kellems, Director
Snell Hall, 5th floor
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is staffed by licensed mental health professionals who are especially trained to work with university students. We provide a variety of short-term confidential counseling, wellness, and educational services to help students address the challenges they face and to help them thrive during their time at OSU.
- CAPS provides clinical services which include individual, couples and group counseling that assist students in understanding themselves better, creating and maintaining satisfying relationships, managing anxiety and stress, improving mood, enhancing academic performance, and addressing mental health problems that interfere with their ability to succeed.
- CAPS seeks to promote mental well-being within four areas of emphasis which include Suicide Prevention, Sexual Assault Support Services, which has a separate confidential phone line (541-737-7604), SUCCEED which includes our Mind Spa services, and the Mental Health Initiative.
We are dedicated to helping students within our agency, or—if more intensive or specialized care is needed—making referrals to health care providers in the community. Our counseling services are confidential. This means that anything said to a counselor, the fact that a student used the service, or any test results, are not disclosed to other people or agencies, within the limits of professional ethical and legal standards.
All regularly enrolled Oregon State University students who have paid the Student Health and Counseling Fee are eligible for services. Ecampus students are eligible for services if they pay the entire student fee package for the quarter(s) they receive services.
CAPS staff members are strongly committed to affirming diversity in a broad sense, to treating all with dignity and respect, and to opposing discrimination, prejudice, and oppression.