**The current wait time between your first meeting at CAPS (the Initial Consultation) and when your assigned counselor contacts you to arrange your intake counseling session is averaging 6 days with a maximum wait of about 2 weeks (as of June 6, 2023).
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free and confidential mental health assessment, counseling, case management, and referrals to currently-registered Wayne State students, along with consultation and outreach to the Wayne State University community. CAPS promotes a culture of understanding and growth through professional collaboration among our dynamic staff of licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and social workers. CAPS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.
Eligibility for CAPS Services
Currently-Registered WSU Students start by Requesting an Initial Consultation to see which of our services best meets their needs (link is active Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm)
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 using the Microsoft Teams app.
Make sure you have Microsoft TEAMS downloaded on your computer and/or phone
What is Microsoft Teams? Description of Microsoft Teams
Learn more about telemental health services: More About CAPS TeleMental Health
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.
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.
Land Acknowledgement: Wayne State University rests on Waawiyaataanong, also referred to as Detroit, the ancestral and contemporary homeland of the Three Fires Confederacy. These sovereign lands were granted by the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, and Wyandot nations, in 1807, through the Treaty of Detroit. Wayne State University affirms Indigenous sovereignty and honors all tribes with a connection to Detroit. With our Native neighbors, WSU can advance educational equity and promote a better future for the earth and all people.