Enrolled students are encouraged to contact our office for free, confidential support. Services are designed to support academic, personal, and professional success. These services include:

  • Personal counseling
  • Individual, couple’s, and group therapy
  • Consultations
  • Workshops
  • Referrals to community providers

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential one-on-one personal counseling and psychotherapy free to all enrolled University of Michigan-Flint students.

Common reasons why an individual may seek counseling services include:

  • Adjustment issues 
  • Mood problems such as depression, Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety (panic attacks, test anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Time management/life skills/finances 
  • Academic difficulties 
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family conflict
  • Self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexuality
  • Addiction/substance abuse 
  • Crisis intervention

Group Therapy

At various times, CAPS will offer therapy groups for specific student populations. Therapy groups consist of 6-10 students and one group facilitator. In general, groups will run for 8-10 weeks within a semester and will meet for 1.5 hours each week.

Students interested in joining one of the groups must do so before the start date of the group. Groups will be CLOSED to new members after the start date. If you do not join in time or the group is full, you will have the option to be put on the list to join the group during the following semester.

In order to join a therapy group, students must first complete a pre-group interview and some intake material. Please contact CAPS to schedule an appointment.

During the intake appointment, the counselor and student will discuss whether group is the best treatment option and the counselor will explain how group therapy works. Students will be asked to commit to attending the group for its entire duration. There is no charge to attend. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Frequently Asked Questions & Common Misperceptions about Group Therapy