CAPS Chat will run from Feb 11 - Apr 29, 2021
CAPS Chat provides informal, drop-in consultation for students with counselors from Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Sessions are free and no appointment is necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis and meetings are no longer than 30 minutes.
CAPS Chat is available on Thursdays from 12:00-1:30 until the last week of class each semester. Signing up for an appointment is easy—simply click here, enter the code “chat2021”, and follow the instructions on the screen.
You will receive a confirmation email with login and Zoom instructions within 24 hours of your appointment.
Concerns may include:
- Relationship issues
- Stress or anxiety
- Adjusting to life events
- Family problems
- Roommate difficulties
- Academic pressures
CAPS Chat is for….
- discussing specific concerns in a one-on-one meeting
- learning more about what counseling might be like
- understanding how to help a friend
- getting mental health questions answered
CAPS Chat is not for….
- Formal therapy or counseling
- Crisis services
- Severe or long-term concerns
Are CAPS Chat meetings private?
While CAPS Chat is not formal counseling, information discussed is private. If you have questions about this, ask a CAPS Chat counselor.
I am currently seeing a therapist. Can I come to CAPS Chat?
Discussing concerns with your current therapist is strongly recommended. If you next appointment is not soon enough, it’s best to contact your counselor directly you see if he or she can see you sooner.
What if I cannot attend CAPS Chat hours?
Call Penn State Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at 717-948- 6025. They can help answer your questions or find resources that may help meet your needs.
What should I do in an emergency?
If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening crisis or emergency, call 911 or contact the Penn State Crisis Line at 877-229-6400 or by texting "LIONS" to 741741.
Penn State Harrisburg CAPS 717-948-6025