U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

We're glad you are here!

Your mental and emotional health is vitally important. We are here to support you in taking steps towards finding help for your concerns.

At the University of Michigan, we recognize there is no “one size fits all” approach to supporting student mental health. That's why we provide a variety of options to meet a diversity of needs. Check out the options listed below to see what may be a good fit for you.

Most of you know that individual counseling is one option -- but we know that not everyone wants or needs individual therapy with a professional -- so we've created other options which are noted below with a brief description to help you decide what route you may want to take.

If you are not sure, please consult with us and we'll help you decide.

Have you considered these options?

Peer Support

  • Individual Peer Counseling - Trained and supervised by CAPS staff members, Peer Counselors offer support for concerns such as loneliness, adjustment/transition, learning about campus resources, managing stress, making friends, and more.
  • Wolverine Support Network (WSN) - A student-led peer support program designed to empower students to create a safe community in support of mental well-being and identity development.
  • Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) - For students who are recovering from a substance use disorder. Know that you are not alone and contact the U-M CRP to find out about becoming part of the on-campus recovery community.

Technology & Apps

  • Togetherall - A safe, virtual space to anonymously interact with and seek mental health and wellbeing support from their peers.
  • Calm App - Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, with unique audio content, available in both the App Store and Google Play store
  • Stressbusters App - A free app tailored to meet the wellness needs of U-M students by providing tools to increase calmness and focus. Tools include, but are not limited to, guided breathing meditations, progressive muscle relaxation, and sleep tips.
  • SilverCloud - A self-guided, online approach with modules addressing anxiety, depression, body image, stress, and sleep.
  • MiTalk - Self-help website on a variety of mental health topics affecting U-M students.
  • Online anonymous screenings - Completely anonymous and confidential, fill out a brief questionnaire on a topic(s) of choice: overall well-being, mood changes, worry, sadness, trauma, drinking habits, gambling behavior, eating habits, and substance use. Upon completion, you will be provided with your results and recommendations.

On Campus Supports

Off Campus Providers

Self-Guided

  • SilverCloud - A self-guided, online approach with modules addressing anxiety, depression, body image, stress, and sleep.
  • Wellness Zone - Drop-in and relax at one one of our three campus locations (4th floor Michigan Union, lower level of Munger Residence Halls and Pierpont Commons). Resources include: massage chairs, light therapy, meditation tools, and games. Take time to rest and relax as you navigate your busy life as a student at U-M.

Schedule an appointment for counseling

If you decide that your needs would be best met by speaking to a professional counselor, there are multiple service options available:

  • There are two ways to schedule an appointment for individual counseling:
    • Schedule an Initial Consultation online and meet with a CAPS therapist at our central office to discuss your concerns.
    • CAPS Embedded Therapists: Some of the CAPS therapists are located in 18 different Schools and Colleges at U-M. To see a CAPS therapist in your School/College, please follow this link to schedule with them directly. Note: Wait times for Embedded therapists will differ from central services.
  • Clinical Workshops & Groups: Gain support through a clinical process group or clinical workshop led by CAPS therapists to address a variety of mental health needs.
  • CAPS Care Management: Connect with a CAPS care manager to navigate the process in identifying longer-term resources in the community as well as local resources that may help support your needs.
  • For Urgent/Crisis needs: Students can call (734-764-8312) or stop in (Michigan Union 4th Floor) to request same-day urgent/crisis appointments during CAPS open hours.
  • CAPS After Hours: U-M CAPS After Hours offers clinical support by a mental health professional to any U-M student or any person concerned about a U-M student whenever CAPS is closed.