Requesting CAPS Services
To get started, click Requesting Initial Consultation.
Please note that this link is only active Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for processing by our clinical staff.
After enrollment has been verified, students will receive a link by email to schedule the initial consultation; appointments are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to provide you with an Initial Consultation. Note: all requests begin with submitting information using the above link.
To work remotely with a CAPS counselor, students must download the Microsoft Teams app to a computer and/or smartphone.
Raising Awareness About Sexual Assault
Tragically, sexual assault is a widespread and systemic issue on all college campuses. Being informed is empowering and enables you to be a resource to friends and colleagues. Everyone has the right to live and learn at WSU, free of violence or the threat of violence.
CAPS encourages all students to report sexual violence, but it is important to know that survivors are not required to report and can receive supportive services and information about their rights and accommodations without reporting. The WSU Title IX Office website has more information
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, it's never too late to get help. WSU resources include Police (313 577-2222), CAPS, and the WSU Title IX Office. For a non-WSU resource, call 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visit online.rainn.org to chat anonymously one-on-one with a trained staff member.
CAPS Condemns Racial Violence
WSU CAPS mourns and condemns the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, and so many other unarmed Black Americans who had their lives taken because of their race. We are truly outraged, and we decry all acts of racial violence and condemn the recent insurrection. As many have correctly identified, our country is still suffering from a deeply rooted and stoked anti-Black pandemic in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that CAPS stands in united solidarity with Black WSU students, faculty, and staff, and with the larger community of targeted individuals. Black Lives Matter!
Being a victim of racism is traumatic and takes a serious mental and physical toll. This impact can be vicarious when people are exposed to media coverage of our disgraceful American reality. Living in constant fear is demoralizing and obviously harmful. Black Americans are exhausted. CAPS gets that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We are here to do our very best to help. Our counselors are talented, skilled and they truly care. Many have specialized in the treatment of trauma. Many are people of color or of other identities that are targeted in this country. CAPS has a Diversity Committee and a Social Justice Working Group that try hard to make very sure that we are always learning and are never complacent about these issues. Please do not hesitate to reach out for help, and encourage other WSU students you care about to do the same.
CAPS Can Help
CAPS is part of Student Services and is the university agency dedicated to provide counseling and psychological services for Wayne State students and to provide consultation and outreach to the university community in support of student welfare. CAPS promotes a culture of understanding and growth through professional collaboration among the dynamic staff, which consists of licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and social workers. CAPS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.
WSU Registered Students
We provide counseling to help you build and reach your goals for psychological health, personal well-being, and academic success.
- Free and confidential personal, couples, and group counseling is available to you
- You can complete a short screening assessment to see which of our services best meets your needs
Faculty, Department Representatives, & Student Groups
- We will engage in Outreach Events as requested by faculty and the university community
- We provide Consultation Services on how to respond to student's psychological and emotional needs as requested
Parents of Wayne State Students
- As a parent, you can request Consultation about resources
- We provide Coordination of Care for any student who needs local mental health providers
Wayne State is an urban university with a diverse student body from 50 states and more than 70 countries. At CAPS, as with the rest of the university, diversity is valued, appreciated, and accepted.