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Brief Individual Psychotherapy

Brief individual psychotherapy consists of meeting one-on-one with a CAPS counselor for 45-50 minutes. The frequency of these meetings varies based on need and availability as discussed between student and counselor. CAPS clinicians strive to offer empathy, compassion, insight, and skill building opportunities in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.


Goals for brief psychotherapy are determined collaboratively and might include:

Given the short-term nature of CAPS counseling, CAPS may also assist you in a referral to a community therapist for specialized or longer-term therapy. In all cases, we work together with you to determine the best approach to meet your needs.

Reasons that a community referral might be a best resource for a student include:

To receive services (on either Chicago or Evanston campus), please call CAPS at 847-491-2151.