Requesting CAPS Services 

Before you make the trip to our office... ALL CAPS SERVICES can be accessed remotely from the convenience of your own home or any private space!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is offering telemental health services to currently-registered WSU students using the Microsoft Teams app.  All requests for CAPS services begin with an initial consultation with a CAPS counselor.

***PLEASE NOTE*** The wait time between your first meeting at CAPS (the Initial Consultation) and when your assigned counselor contacts you to arrange your first counseling session is currently averaging 20 days; the estimated maximum time to wait is approximately 3 - 4 weeks.

To get started:

Step 1: Click Requesting Initial Consultation.  (Please note that this link is only active Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm) 

Step 2: We will verify that you are an enrolled student

Step 3: Once student status is verified, you 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).

Step 4: To work remotely with a CAPS counselor, students must meet with the counselor through Microsoft Teams

Make sure you have TEAMS downloaded on your computer and/or phone

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.