Counseling & Psychological Services
Helping Students Thrive
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office believes that students are strong, capable and resilient. We offer our services to support them and those qualities in times when they may need additional support to manage an array of mental health challenges. We strive to offer these services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or physical status. We utilize students' own strengths and aid them in being able to function at their highest capacity. Our ultimate goal is for students to be able to identify and reach their own goals.
CAPS strives to be a safe place for all students at the University of New Haven. We stand against all forms of inequity and injustice and acknowledge the impact that racism and oppression has had on our students of color in this community. We work towards an anti-racist stance on campus and in our department: challenging our own biases, furthering our training and education both clinically and from an anti-racist lens, and by maintaining an openness to feedback and change as needed. CAPS acknowledges that there are students in other marginalized groups who also face discrimination, injustice, and inequity and further aim to support those students both directly and systemically.
Our Stance on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CAPS strives to be a safe and affirming place for all students at the University of New Haven. We do this by offering services and programs that are inclusive and through providing a space for all students to feel heard, appreciated, and accepted. We stand against all forms of inequity and injustice and acknowledge the impact that racism and other forms of oppression have had on our students of color and on other marginalized students in the UNH community. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is an ongoing journey. To follow through on this commitment we continue to develop the multicultural capacity of our staff through training and education and maintaining an open environment to feedback and change.
CAPS offer individual counseling, support group offerings, group counseling, support and consultation services, and medication management. We provide a variety of outreaches to students throughout the year in the campus community. We are available 24/7 for crisis support and can be reached at 203-932-7333. You can call us at that number to schedule an appointment or request an appointment on Navigate and we will reach out and help you get scheduled. In addition, students can schedule a consultation appointment online at:
In person and virtual appointments will be offered for the 2021-2022 school year.
We're here to help.
The dedicated clinicians and staff working in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of New Haven are here to support you and help you thrive!
Weekly Support Groups
Counseling and Psychological Services hold weekly support groups for students on campus throughout the semester. Current students can find out more about each group by checking out our myCharger page and reading the Weekly Roundup and Charlie's Events Roundup emails each week, and everyone (including prospective students and parents) can see our program offerings by following us on Instagram!
The General Support Group is a space for students to connect over common experiences (stress, anxiety, transitions, COVID, etc.). We’ll also share some tips and coping strategies to work through these things. All are welcome!
The International Student Support Group is a safe space for students from a wide array of countries to come and share their experiences of being away from home during such an uncertain time. In this group we will share skills and strategies to help students thrive.
The Gender Non-Conforming Group is an open space for all transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, gender questioning, agender, and gender fluid students and allies.
A safe space for women to connect and support one another.
Calling all men! Come join our weekly conversations around healthy masculinity.
A group to connect to other students when connecting to them seems difficult, for whatever reason!