CAPS: Counseling and Psychological Services - University of Houston
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  • First time coming to CAPS? We are in Health 2, room 2005

    First visits at CAPS are drop-in and typically take 1 hour. There is gated parking near the Health 2 building and CAPS can validate parking for those who visit our office. Telehealth visits are also an option, call 713-743-5454.

  • Academic Student Assistant Program (ASAP)

    To assist UH students, Academic HealthPlans has made this UH System-endorsed Student Health Insurance service available to all UH Students through May 1, 2023.
    UH students will have 24/7 FREE access to unlimited assessment, counseling and individual crisis intervention, and support for stress, depression, family and relationship concerns, and substance abuse. View the ASAP User Guide.

  • Let's Talk this summer with CAPS

    Open to students, faculty and staff to meet 1-on-1 with a CAPS Clinician for free, confidential mental health consultations. View the Let's Talk Printable Flyer.

  • Join the JED Campus Initivative

    JED will help the University of Houston take a systematic and evidence-based review to improve the emotional health and well-being of our students and decrease suicides. Join us in creating a community of care.

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4349 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Health 2 Building, Rm. 2005
Houston, TX 77204

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
4365 Cougar Village Dr.
Student Services Center 1 (SSC1), Rm. 226
Houston, TX 77204-3026


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.

Ways to Connect with CAPS

  • 24/7 Crisis Services

    If you or a UH community member needs mental health crisis support please call 713-743-5454 anytime. If you have a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.

  • First (Triage) Visit

    Call 713-743-5454 or visit CAPS at Health 2 between 10am and 4pm. We will work with you to come up with a plan for change that capitalizes on resources and matches you with a service to address your needs.

  • Let's Talk

    CAPS clinicians provide brief and focused mental health consulation for in the moment concerns. Get connected by joining our zoom or see our complete list of times and locations by vising our Let's Talk page.

  • Outreach Request Form

    Request a CAPS representative to deliever a presentation, host a workshop or attend an event.

  • Contact CAPS

    Business Hours 8am-5pm, Please call 713-743-5454, Follow us on social media Instagram and on Twitter.

Are you ready to take the first step?

CAPS has triage hours from 10:00 am - 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?

Chat with a CAPS Clinician during our Let's Talk time, 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 a counselor, 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.


  • Let's Talk

    “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 drop-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.

  • CAPS Liaisons

    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.

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