Counseling & Psychological Services

You always have a welcoming, safe, and confidential space at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

CAPS is where you can come to address anything you might be struggling with — homesickness, relationship conflicts, sexual identity and gender questions, cultural issues, stress, worries and sadness. Our licensed and professionally trained staff offer free counseling and psychiatric services to all Scotties.

In-State: For Students Currently Residing in Georgia

On the day of your appointment, you'll receive a secure message from our counselor through your student portal with information and instructions on forms to complete.

Your first appointment is typically an initial assessment in which you and your counselor will talk about your history, what you need help with and what next steps might be best for you. Appointments can range anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.

At the end of that appointment, you may schedule a day and time for brief therapy with a CAPS staff member. You may also get a community referral for a therapist with specialized skills for your needs and/or someone who can see you for longer-term treatment.

If you and your counselor have opted to continue with brief therapy at CAPS, together you will work to process and explore whatever your presenting concerns might be. Ongoing sessions tend to range from weekly to biweekly and are 45 to 50 minutes long.

If you and your counselor decide that you might be better suited for a community referral, then you'll receive referrals and resources through a secure message from your counselor in your student portal within 24 to 48 hours of your meeting.

Out-of-State: For Students Residing Outside of Georgia

Due to licensing requirements and state board regulations, our counselors are unable to provide counseling services to Agnes Scott students who are currently residing out of state. However, we are still here to support you in the best way we can!

If you are currently residing outside of Georgia, you can still sign up for appointments. In a 30-minute consultation call, a counselor will briefly speak with you about your concerns. They will also help you find personalized referrals to services in your area to reduce the burden and stress that may come with looking for a counselor on your own.

CAPS has a psychiatrist on staff for any Scottie interested in medication consultation for mental health issues. If you are currently living in Georgia, please schedule an initial appointment with a counselor before meeting with our psychiatrist.

Please contact the wellness center about psychiatric services if you are outside of Georgia or have previously seen the psychiatrist this academic year and are looking to resume counseling.

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