Is available in the Student Disability Resources office every Monday afternoon for students to have an informal, drop-in consultation with a counselor from Penn State Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Meetings are free, one-time, and no longer than 30 minutes. No appointment is necessary.
  • April 22, 2024
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 116 Boucke

CAPS Chat is on campus at multiple locations, while continuing to offer the benefit of easily accessible virtual options too! CAPS Chat provides informal, drop-in consultation for students with counselors from CAPS. Meetings are free, one-time, and no longer than 30 minutes. No appointment necessary: students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. With online scheduling, students can now schedule same-day for both in-person and virtual CAPS Chat meetings!

Concerns may include:

  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Adjusting to college life
  • Family problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Roommate difficulties
  • Academic pressures

CAPS Chat IS for...

  • Discussing specific concerns in a one-on-one environment
  • Learning more about what counseling might be like
  • Understanding how to help a friend
  • Getting mental health questions answered

CAPS Chat IS NOT for...

  • Formal therapy or counseling
  • Crisis services
  • Severe or longstanding concerns

How to schedule a same-day CAPS Chat appointment:
All CAPS Chat appointments are scheduled same-day using the form in the instructions provided on the Student Affairs Counseling and Psychological websiteStudents can also schedule same-day using the QR code present at the SDR office.

Available appointments will be listed on Monday morning for students to schedule a 30-minute CAPS Chat session between 1:30-3:30 pm that afternoon.

If openings are unavailable, students will be presented with a message indicating that no appointments are available and inviting them to visit the CAPS website or contact the CAPS main line for assistance (814-863-0395). 

Anna Patterson 814-863-1807