Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
4365 Cougar Village Dr.
Student Services Center 1, Rm. 226
Houston, TX 77204-3026
Phone: (713) 743-5454
COVID-19 and Service Updates
Starting January 11- through Spring 2021 Semester
CAPS will resume Teletherapy (phone and video) AND in-person services at our Health 2 location only for the following conditions: 1) Individuals in acute crisis or 2) Individuals without access to technology or privacy needed for teletherapy services. These will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY, 8:30 am – 4 pm. For the health of all Cougars, CAPS will follow CDC recommended guidelines when providing on-campus services. Wearing a mask will be required for in-person appointments.
CAPS can be reached, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm by dialing 713-743-5454. After business hours, follow the prompts to leave a message or to be connected to the after-hours counselor.
Fees for select services will resume on August 24th.
The following services will continue or resume virtually:
The Coogs Conquer Online Support Series.
Let's Talk, informal mental health consultation for any member of the UH community by calling 713-743-5454.
QPR suicide prevention training. Complete the registration form to sign up.
COVID-19 Resources and information are immediately accessible for the UH community.
As always, if you have a life-threatening emergency, dial 911. For all other crises, CAPS is available 24/7 by dialing, 713.743.5454. If your call is after business hours, follow the prompts to be connected to the after-hours counselor.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate this dynamic situation and strive to best serve you. Please let us know if you experience any difficulties and we will do our best to address any issues as quickly as possible. Please check back to this page for the most current information.
Counseling and Psychological Services is here to help you on your journey to living life to the fullest.
While some amount of stress, sadness, and anxiety is a normal part of life, we can all find ourselves in a place where we need a little bit of professional help to regain our balance, feel more at peace with ourselves, and feel more in control of our lives.
At CAPS we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to mental health. Different people need different things at different times. We offer a dynamic array of services intended to meet your needs where you are. From short-term individual and couples counseling to workshops, group therapy, and Single Session Therapy (SST), CAPS is always looking to find the solution that best meets your needs.
As a generalist counseling center that specializes in shorter term counseling options, we may sometimes recommend that you seek specialized or longer term therapy options in the community. If this is the case we will help you get connected to other resources or treatment options that can better meet your needs.
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How do I schedule an appointment?
CAPS has triage hours from 8:30-4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Give us a call and we will connect you to an available CAPS counselor who will talk with you, hear your concerns, and help determine what service is most likely to address your needs. If CAPS is not able to meet your specific needs, we will work with you to connect you to a provider that can. Read more about how to initiate services.
Not Sure You Need Counseling?
Feel free to call us for an informal consultation during our “Let’s Talk” hours, Monday - Friday. Read more about our Let's Talk Program.
CAPS Crisis Information
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.
CAPS is available 24/7 at 713.743.5454. If you are experiencing a crisis situation and need to speak with someone, you may call us during business hours. If it is after business hours, please follow the prompts to be connected to the after-hours counselor on call.
CAPS is located on the second floor of Student Service Center 1 (Bldg #524 on the UH Campus Map), in room 226. Please feel free to contact us at the number listed above if you are having difficulties locating our office.
Office Hours for UH Main
Monday- Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed
UH at Sugar Land
CAPS also has an office at UH at Sugar Land in the Albert and Mamie George Building, DSAES Suite 119. For a more in-depth campus map or for specific driving instructions please refer to the UH at Sugar Land campus map
Office Hours for UH at Sugar Land (revised hours under COVID-19):
Office Hours for UH at Sugar Land
Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed
“Let's Talk” is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with therapists from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). CAPS therapists hold weekly walk-in hours at various sites around campus during the fall and spring semesters. There is no appointment or fee necessary.
QPR Suicide Prevention
QPR, which stands for "Question, Persuade, Refer", is a nationally recognized suicide prevention program designed to educate persons to recognize and respond to the signs of suicidal thinking or behavior. CAPS offers QPR workshops throughout the semester.
Each CAPS staff member has an on-going liaison relationship with a college, department, and/or student organization at UH. This liaison relationship helps to bridge the gap between CAPS services and the campus community by providing education and consultation regarding students facing mental health issues.