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Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)

Division of Student Affairs

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CaPS provides a safe, confidential environment for students to talk about personal and academic concerns. We also provide consultation services for faculty, staff, and family members.

Call or stop by today to schedule a consultation.

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5 Things You Should Know About CaPS

1. All students currently enrolled at the Pittsburgh campus are eligible for services at CaPS at no additional cost to them.

2. All services are confidential.

3. CaPS is one of many support resources on campus available to help CMU students with a range of struggles. We can help you identify what resources are the best fit for your needs.

4. You are not alone! CaPS sees about 11% of the student population each year. These are undergraduate and graduate students who at some point throughout the year decided to seek help with their struggles.

5. Asking for help is a sign of psychological strength, not weakness. At some point in life, most of us will experience some psychological hardship that could benefit from professional support. Asking for help when needed can result in a faster and more long-lasting recovery.

Upcoming Events & Outreach

Master’s Student Support Group   
Working toward a Master’s degree can be challenging when facing rigorous academic work, pressures for success, lack of sleep, and lack of time. CaPS is offering a weekly support group for Master’s students who wish to come together in a confidential space to connect and build community in discussing the CMU Master’s student experience.
CaPS is looking for members for our new Saturday 12:30-2 p.m. group.
The group will officially start Saturday April 1st at CaPS (2nd floor, Morewood Gardens E-Tower). We invite you to try out the group and decide if it’s a good fit for you. 
Please contact Melissa Bilski ( for more information or with questions about the group.