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Clinical Services Overview

Below are some of the services that CAPS offers to current Northwestern students.


Emergency/Crisis Support 

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room. 

For Daytime Emergency Services, call 847-491-2151, and let us know that you need to speak to someone immediately, and we will connect you with an on-call counselor. 

Getting Started at CAPS 

To get started at CAPS, a student must first have an initial assessment appointment. Learn how to get started here.

Individual Therapy 

CAPS offers personalized individualized therapy sessions with a CAPS counselor. CAPS services are based on a short-term model and the frequency of these meetings varies based on the student’s need and availability. For more information, visit our Brief Individual Psychotherapy page. 

Group Therapy 

CAPS offers a few groups every quarter where students have the opportunity to connect with other students in a safe, confidential, and supportive space. To learn more about group therapy, visit our Group Therapy page. 

CAPS also offers virtual workshops and gathering spaces, such as Coffee Talk for International Students and Sana Sana. For more information, visit our Virtual Workshops and Gathering Spaces page. 

Psychiatric Services 

CAPS offers psychiatric services such as psychological evaluations and medication management. Please note that CAPS Psychiatrists will only offer medication management to students who are also in therapy with a CAPS clinician. For more information, visit our Psychiatric Services page. 

Referral Support 

CAPS provides students assistance in connecting to therapists, psychiatrists, and other providers in the Evanston and Chicago areas. Our client care coordinators can also assist students in understanding their insurance coverage. For more information, visit our Referral Support page.