U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

To schedule the Initial Consultation (IC) 

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  • Come in to CAPS at 3100 Michigan Union and request an Initial Consultation (IC) with a counselor
  • You will be asked to sign a consent form and complete the confidential computerized intake paperwork process
  • Once you have completed the intake paperwork , the receptionist will schedule a 30 minute Initial Consultation (IC) appointment within 1-3 days.
  • What you can expect during your 30 minute, face-to-face Initial Consultation (IC) meeting with a CAPS counselor:

  • Discuss the concern(s) that brought you to seek services at CAPS
  • During an IC, if you are in crisis or have a more urgent situation, you will be referred to our Counselor on Duty (COD) for immediate help.
  •  Collaboratively make decisions for the most effective next steps for treatment that include the following possible options:

  • First Counseling Appointment with a CAPS counselor for brief, solution focused individual counseling
  • Participation in a CAPS therapeutic group
  • Participation in a common concerns clinical workshop
  • Participation in one of our three in-depth screening services (~3 sessions) for alcohol/other other drug issues, ADHD, or eating issues.
  • Connect with a CAPS Case Manager for comprehensive treatment planning for treatment elsewhere on campus or in the Ann Arbor community
  • Connection to other UM resources that support mental health care
  • Referral to a community mental health provider for open-ended therapeutic treatment