UNC Charlotte Counseling and Psychological Services provides brief individual counseling to assist students with personal concerns by helping them develop better coping strategies, resolve conflicts, and handle crisis situations. Students work with a counselor to identify goals and develop strategies for achieving those goals. Some common concerns addressed in individual counseling include depression, anxiety and stress, relationship issues, identity development, substance use problems, oppression-based trauma, and eating and body image issues.
In order to serve all students, individual counseling at CAPS is brief in nature, typically lasting 4-6 sessions. Sessions are usually scheduled every two weeks, though a student and their counselor may decide together to allow for more time between sessions when appropriate.
Students who would be best served by longer-term, open-ended, or weekly individual counseling can connect to a community provider through Referral Services. Because there is often high demand for counseling services, students who fail to show for two appointments without calling in advance or who cancel repeatedly may lose eligibility for continued services for the semester and be referred to off-campus resources.