Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is now providing both in-person and telehealth services, and is offering a variety of workshops, skill series, and outreach options that promote resiliency, reduce stress, and build the skills necessary to be successful here at Kent State University. We also offer both group and individual counseling as well as crisis support.  

As a comprehensive student counseling center, we are committed to creating an environment that is welcoming and affirming, that honors diversity, and that values individual and cultural differences. CAPS is staffed by licensed counselors and psychologists who provide culturally sensitive and trauma informed care. We support student success by providing high quality, personalized care to all KSU students and consultation to the university community. Please explore our website to see all that CAPS can offer and how we can help you with your mental health and academic needs.

Students contact Counseling and Psychological Services for a variety of reasons, but typical concerns include academic difficulties, stress, anxiety, depression, questions regarding sexuality, feelings of loneliness, lack of self-confidence, interpersonal difficulties, and eating disorders.

Need to talk with someone?

We are accepting new clients.
CAPS is providing in-person and tele-counseling services.
Tele-therapy is easy, convenient, confidential, and effective!
Students must have access to a laptop and wi-fi for video conferencing and privacy to talk.
Contact Counseling and Psychological Services at (330) 672-2487 to request a consultation with one of our clinicians.

Business Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

After hours support is available through a counseling center partnership. You may reach this support by calling our office at (330) 672-2487 and selecting option 3 to speak with a clinician.

For Help
  • Kent Campus students: To schedule an appointment, contact us at 330-672-2487.

  • Ohio Crisis Text Line: Text 4hope to 741741

  • Step Up and Speak Out: https://www.kent.edu/stepupspeakout

No Show Policy

It is the policy of Counseling and Psychological Services that students who fail to cancel a scheduled appointment 24 business hours prior to the appointment will be charged $20 on their Student Account.

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  • Confidentiality


    Counseling and Psychological Services is dedicated to providing quality mental health services to the students of Kent State University, and our staff adhere to strict professional and legal standards of confidentiality that are essential in developing trust.

  • Alcohol and Drug Concerns

    Alcohol and Drug Concerns

    Services are available for students who are concerned about their alcohol and/or drug use.