Mental Health


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) help students navigate the pressures of college-life and beyond with various evidence-based mental health services and programs. All CAPS programs and services are designed to meet the academic, developmental, remedial and preventive needs of the campus community.

Our staff is comprised of professionally licensed mental health clinicians (psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers), as well as board certified psychiatrists. We also have multiple graduate clinicians and counseling interns available to provide counseling under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.  

CAPS is located on the second floor of the health center, and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  All non-emergency CAPS services require an appointment. Students can schedule an appointment with CAPS by calling 479-575-5276. 


CAPS Services:

  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Psychiatry
  • Group Therapy & Workshops
  • 24-hour Emergency Services
  • Case management
  • Outreach & Prevention
  • Advocacy
  • Consultations
  • Training Programs


Top Four Reasons Students See CAPS:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Stress
  4. Family & Relationship Issues


All fee-associated CAPS services are billed to the student’s UAConnect account. CAPS does not accept or bill insurance. If you prefer to use insurance benefits after an initial assessment at CAPS, we can refer you to a community-based provider. Because access to key mental health services is a top priority for the university, a Reduced Charges Program is available to qualifying students.



The confidentiality of counseling relationships is maintained in a manner consistent with accepted professional standards, and with local, state and federal statutes. Information shared in counseling sessions is confidential and, except in rare circumstances, shall not be divulged unless prior written consent is obtained from the client. Information can be forwarded to other professionals with written consent. Information released to third parties shall be in the form of treatment summaries and/or test results and not include copies of case notes maintained by counselors.  

CAPS Client Bill of Rights

CAPS Release of Confidential Information Authorization Form 


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