Counseling and Psychological Services
Psychotherapeutic approaches are tailored to fit students' individual needs. Brief treatment is typically utilized with goals of stabilization and assisting students to return to their normal day-to-day functioning. Treatment modalities cover the range of supportive, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches. When a student is seen for an initial appointment at CAPS, his/her mental health provider will discuss specific treatment options and approaches in more detail at that time.
Sometimes students presenting with more complex issues require longer-term psychotherapy. In these instances then referrals are typically made to other clinics or private practice psychotherapists and psychiatrists within the Charlottesville community.