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Scheduling an Appointment

Scheduling an Appointment with CAPS (Ransom Hall)

A student can schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling or stopping by the office during office hours. Currently enrolled UTA students are eligible for services. Eligibility for couples requires that both partners are currently enrolled UTA students. Students are eligible for 6 free individual counseling sessions each semester (this includes the initial consultation session and/or triage/walk-in session).

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.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

303 Ransom Hall & 212 Maverick Activities Center
Arlington, TX 76019
P: 817-272-3671
F: 817-272-5523

For best results, don't wait until the last minute to talk to a counselor about what is concerning you. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The CAPS staff at UTA looks forward to working with you and supporting your efforts to become a successful student.

Walk-in Policy

A walk-in counselor is available each day during regular hours to handle crisis concerns on a first-come, first-served basis. This service is designed primarily for students who have not yet begun working with a counselor. Once the counseling process is begun, students are encouraged to work with your counselor to schedule an initial consultation, any follow-up visits, and/or referrals.

What to Expect - walk-in Triage Visit

Students will indicate level of concern and complete initial paperwork. During the triage session, counselors will focus on addressing safety and your presenting crisis. This triage session is focused on providing immediate support, and planning on how best to move forward with treatment. This might include services through CAPS, resources and services on UTA campus, or services in the community to best meet your needs. Please note MAVS Talk Crisis Line (817-272-TALK or 8255) is a 24 Hour service available to students needing to speak with a counselor at any time.

What to Expect - scheduled initial consultation

The first scheduled appointment is an initial consultation session, which lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Students complete the initial paperwork; then, depending on the concerns, a number of directions are possible. You may be assigned to an individual or group counselor at CAPS, in which case that counselor will contact you to schedule your next appointment. You may be referred to another service provider at UTA which can better respond to your concerns. You may be referred off-campus to services that are better able to address your concerns.

At times, the initial consultation and evaluation process may require more than one visit in order to determine the best way to proceed with services. CAPS reserves at all times the right to determine if we have adequate resources and expertise to address your particular treatment needs. If your needs cannot adequately and ethically be met by the center's current resources, staff will work with you to secure an appropriate referral when necessary.


Any student with an urgent situation will be given first priority in seeing a counselor. We appreciate your understanding if your session (either by appointment or walk-in) is rescheduled due to an emergency.

Scheduling an Appointment with CAPS-Psychiatry (Health Center)

605 W. 1st Street
Arlington, TX 76019
P: 817-272-2771
F: 817-272-3829

CAPS Psychiatry is located in the Health Services building. Services are $30 for the initial assessment and $15 per follow up appointment. For more information, visit the Psychiatric Services section of the website.

CAPS Event Calendar

CAPS has expanded with a new location!

See us at one of these locations:

CAPS at the MAC - MAC212

CAPS Ransom Hall - RH303

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Renew, Relax, Revive Spring 2020: Practice mindfulness and meditation. Weekly Mon 1:15-1:45pm  + Thurs 12:30-1pm RH310

CAPS Workshops Spring 2020

QPR Training Spring 2020 - Suicide Prevention Training



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