USU students with access to a campus are eligible for CAPS mental health services. Most services are free to qualified students, confidential, and not part of your academic or university records. Our staff is committed to meeting the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including differences of culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. We adhere to policies of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.
How It Works
CAPS typically provides short-term, goal-oriented therapy (6-8 sessions). In general, individual therapy at CAPS is not recommended for students seeking and/or needing intensive or long-term treatment.
For students looking for intensive or long-term treatment — and students who aren't eligible for CAPS — USU has partnered with Thriving Campus, which is an easy-to-use database of mental health providers in Cache Valley and across the state to make it easier for you to connect with off-campus mental health care.
- Browse and filter providers based on your needs and preferences
- Get answers to common question
- Reach out to community porviders and connect with mental health care
Make an Appointment
For immediate physical health emergencies, call 911
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress.
CAPS Crisis Services
Contact CAPS for same or next day crisis appointments for students who have high safety risk or recent trauma.Other Crisis Resources and Support
Mental Health Support for All
If you are concerned about running into students you teach when using CAPS, you can access CAPS services through Zoom. We also have a special therapy group, Understanding Self and Other, reserved for graduate students.
Graduate student insurance enrollees are eligible for telemental health services with Better Help at zero out of pocket cost. No copays or coinsurance required.
USU Faculty and Staff
CAPS is not able to provide clinical services to USU employees; however, benefited employees are eligible for mental health services through Employee Assistance Program.
Parents and Caregivers
While your student is navigating the college experience, it is important to maintain open lines of communicationm while also giving them the space to explore themselves and make independent decisions. Distress is normal to experience in college, as there are always new things popping up for your loved one to navigate. At the same time as your student figuring out college life, you are also figuring out how to balance giving them space and providing guidance and advice, which can be difficult for a lot of caregivers.Parents & Caregivers Guide