Mission and Values

CAPS Mission

In support of Kent State University’s vision and core values, the mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to enhance the psychological health and development of Kent State University students. Through the provision of an array of culturally competent and evidence-based mental health services and programming, as well as consultation with faculty and staff, CAPS staff contribute to the attainment of student educational objectives, encourage student engagement in the university community, and support students’ personal and professional success.

As a comprehensive student counseling center, we endeavor to create a welcoming and affirming environment that honors diversity and values individual and cultural differences. We strive to accomplish our mission through a variety of professional services including individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol programs, workshops and skill series, professional training, and outreach programming for the university community.

CAPS Core Values

  • Confidentiality and Compassion 
  • Respect for Peoples Rights and Dignity
  • Justice and Advocacy
  • Professional Excellence and Ethics
  • Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Approach

CAPS Diversity Statement

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to creating a welcoming, safe, inclusive, equitable, and affirming environment for each student.  We are a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff dedicated to providing culturally competent and trauma-informed clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities. We believe diversity enriches learning, enhances personal growth, and takes into account all aspects of a student’s identity, such as age, body size/shape, disability/ability, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, nationality, race, ethnicity, culture, religion/spirituality, language, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual/romantic identity, values and beliefs.  We are open to all students and hope you feel welcome to utilize our services.