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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


UTA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) remains available to assist students during these unprecedented times.  However, CAPS will observe guidelines to practice social distancing and other preventive measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Services will be delivered over the telephone.

This list below is designed to give students information about how we are modifying services. The list may change in the future as the situation evolves. The MAVS Talk 24 Hour Crisis Line (817-272-8255) will continue to operate 24/7 during this time.

For students in crisis:

Students in crisis should call MAVS Talk 24 Hour Crisis Line at 817-272-8255. Students can call this line no matter where they are physically located. In the case of emergency, we recommend contacting 911 or presenting at an ER.

HHSC Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has launched a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or other emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource offers support for all Texans and can be reached any time day or night at 833-986-1919.

How to contact CAPS:

CAPS Ransom Hall and MAC locations are currently closed until further notice. CAPS have consolidated clinical services with the Health Center at this time. It is necessary for all students to first call (817)272-3671 and talk with a counselor regarding your concerns. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. Please be patient as there may be a delayed response to messages left for CAPS during this time.

About Receiving Calls from CAPS:

Please be advised that calls from CAPS staff may appear as an unidentified/unknown number in your caller ID.

About CAPS individual counseling for current clients:

Consistent with UTA guidance about social distancing, we are currently only offering consultations over the telephone. For currently scheduled clients, CAPS will reach out with a secure message or phone call with more details about moving forward. Students may reach out to their counselor with a secure message if they are interested in a phone consultation, or call and leave a message for CAPS at 817-272-3671.

About psychiatry for current patients:

CAPS psychiatric providers will be providing telephone appointments to existing patients rather than in-person appointments. Patients will be provided with instruction to ensure their telephone appointment runs smoothly. Psychiatry staff will be reaching out to current patients via phone call or secure message to discuss these options.

About first-time counseling appointments:

Students with already scheduled first-time appointments at CAPS Ransom Hall or CAPS MAC locations will be contacted by telephone with further information about what to expect.

About first-time psychiatry appointments:

Students wishing to schedule to be seen by CAPS Psychiatry for the first time can choose to receive community referrals, or be added to a wait-list for scheduling in-person appointments following stabilization of the immediate situation, as deemed by national and UTA guidelines.

About CAPS groups:

Due to the requirements for social distancing, Spring 2020 groups will be cancelled. For students who are already participating in a group, their group leader will be reaching out with specific information about their group status.

About outreach and workshops:

All CAPS outreach events, meditations, trainings, and workshops are cancelled. Please review our recorded webinars for information on mental health topics: GratitudeProgressive Muscle Relaxation and  Self-Compassion.

If you requested a CAPS workshop or signed up for a workshop on the CAPS website, consider registering for one of our emotional health live workshops or review UTA self-care resources and CAPS online resources.

Online resources:

Students, staff, and faculty can access self-guided, interactive, and evidence-based therapeutic support online support through Therapy Assistance Online (TAO). TAO's coping through coronavirus provides concrete ways to manage the anxiety and uncertainty we are all facing. Other resources can be found via UT Thrive App (available to download through Android + iOS) and CAPS online resources page. The Active Minds hub also has mental health webinars for college students during COVID-19.

TAO has created FREE COVID-19 content, available on Vimeo for ease of access. "Coping Through The Coronavirus" provides concrete ways to manage the anxiety and uncertainty that we are all facing. Please watch and feel free to share widely!

The Steve Fund, Active Minds, and JED Foundation have helpful resources in coping with violence, trauma, and tragedy. 

CAPS Ambassadors

Listen to mental health podcasts from UTA CAPS Ambassadors on Spotify "UTA PodCAPS" and YouTube.

Eligibility for CAPS services

Currently enrolled UTA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for services. Distance education students who do not attend on-campus classes are not eligible to use UTA Health Services. Counseling and Psychological Services is a department of Health Services.


Quick Links

UTA CAPS Emotional Health Live Workshops - Registration Required

CAPS Ambassador Recruitment - Fall 2020

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) Self-Help  

TAO was generously funded by the Kalman and Ida Woolens Foundation Fall 2017 for implementation and evaluation.

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