About Us

Our mission

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UNC Charlotte supports the holistic well-being and academic success of students and contributes to a healthy and inclusive campus climate.  This is accomplished by providing short-term individual and group counseling, crisis management, consultation, referral services, and educational and preventive initiatives for the campus community. In addition, CAPS supports the academic mission of the University by serving as a training site for graduate students and supports scholarly activity and professional development of staff.

Our vision

We aspire to promote optimal well-being by providing psychological services to the University community. This community will experience our center as a welcoming, affirming, and accessible campus resource, with a staff that is multidisciplinary and reflective of our diverse student body.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

CAPS aspires to create an affirming, accessible, and safe environment that celebrates human diversity. We understand diversity to include but not be limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identify and expression, sexual identity, sex, age, socio-economic status, religion, ability, nationality, and language. We are dedicated to social justice through increased awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination.

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs at UNC Charlotte.  CAPS. along with the Student Health Center, the Center for Wellness Promotion, and University Recreation is a component of Health and Wellbeing, an administrative unit whose primary goal is to provide wellness-related programs and services to UNC Charlotte students.

CAPS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc., and our doctoral internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.  Our permanent, full-time staff consists of licensed and license-eligible psychologists and social workers with terminal degrees.

On this website, you will find information about the services we offer, including individual and group counseling, consultation, outreach, and training.  In addition, you will find links to a variety of resources that may be a good starting point for you as you seek to learn more about various mental health issues.  Details about our postdoctoral fellowships, doctoral internships, and  practicum training are also available.  

If you have questions about our services, please contact us by phone at 704‑687‑0311 or by email at caps@uncc.edu. Please do not send clinical information to us via email.  We cannot guarantee confidentiality of email information, nor can we ensure that a clinician will see your email in a timely fashion.  If you are in need of immediate help, please see the "Need Help Now?" section of this website.  

Please let us know how we can help as we provide the services you need to help you succeed as a student at UNC Charlotte.