Mental Health Resources

USU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

USU CAPS offers individual therapy, group therapy, skills training groups, workshops and outreach, case management, as well as assessment services. If you are interested in starting services, please call the CAPS office at: 435-797-1012. You may also explore services at the USU CAPS website. Though USU CAPS serves the entire campus community, CEHS also has specific, embedded services which you can read about below.

USU CAPS Embedded Pscyhologist

USU CAPS has an embedded psychologist who is in part dedicated to working with graduate students in CEHS. Dr. Christopher Anders offers brief, short-term individual therapy for graduate students along with outreach and assessment. When contacting Chris, please inform him that you are a graduate student in CEHS and the specific program that you are in. To set up services with Dr. Anders, email him at: Christopher.anders@usu.edu. Please see below for a list of virtual webinars and recorded workshops.

Specific Descriptions of Services Offered

Consultation

Meet with a counselor for 30 minutes to go over concerns and explore treatment options to determine which service is best for you.

Individual Therapy

Counseling may help you with self-understanding and other relationship skills, such as effective communication, and appreciation for how personal actions impact both your life and others. Many students say discussing their concerns with an objective professional helps them resolve personal problems and develop strategies for better problem solving. 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.

Single Sessions

Students may schedule a single session appointment to address their mental health concerns. Single session appointments are solution-focused meetings in which the therapist and the client work together to quickly identify core problems and find actionable ways to address them within the confines of one meeting. This format allows students to quickly receive assistance, support, and perspective from a mental health professional without having to commit to ongoing therapy.

Group Therapy

USU CAPS offers a specific group for graduate students. Group therapy allows you to explore feelings in a trusting, confidential, and supportive environment. You can try new behaviors, improve social skills, and receive feedback from peers. Groups are helpful if you feel isolated or are concerned about how you relate to others. As you hear others’ experiences and share your own, you find support and be able to support others as well. (Please note, this is not facilitated by the embedded psychologist for CEHS and takes place at the main CAPS office in the TSC).

Upcoming Webinars

Mindfulness
There are many misconceptions on what mindfulness is and how it can help us. Let's clear those up and find some time to practice together.

February 8th, 2024 | 12:30pm
Self-Compassion
We are often our own worst enemies and our harshest critics. Join for a discussion on Dr. Kristen Neff's work to help explore and expand your sense of self-compassion.

March 14th, 2024 | 12:30pm
Finding Balance/Self-Care
We're often told we need "self-care, self-care, self-care", but what does it mean to take care of ourselves? How do we do that in a world that demands so much of our time and energy? Join for a discussion on finding balance and practicing self-care.

April 11th, 2024 | 12:30pm
What do ACT, CBT & DBT Teach Us About Helpful Thinking?
There are a multitude of ways to go about our thinking, and several types of therapy have different ways of discussing our relationship with our thoughts. But what do these have in common? And how can it help us gain a healthier relationship with our thoughts?

May 9th, 2024 | 12:30pm

Past Webinars

Connection & Loneliness
Social support and belongingness are some of the most important aspects of our mental health, but graduate school may not leave much time to engage in close relationships. Join for a presentation about our relationship with loneliness and how to build connection.

December 14th, 2024 | 12:30pm
Seasonal Affective Disorder
As the days get shorter and the stress of the semester wears on, we may find ourselves impacted by our environment in significant ways. Join for a brief discussion about Seasonal Affective Disorder and learn more about resources for coping. 

January 18, 2024 | 12:30pm