Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Concordia University Ann Arbor is dedicated to helping students reach and maintain mental, physical, and spiritual health. College can be a major time of transition; it’s really common to have struggles along the way. It’s normal to want to talk to someone or get a little help working through things.

Free and confidential

CAPS is a free and confidential resource for enrolled students to use at any point during their time at CUAA. Our trained counselors will give you focused attention to help you process your feelings, set obtainable goals, and explore your concerns about any topic you may be struggling with. With all your obligations and responsibilities as a student, it can be easy to forget to prioritize yourself and your mental health. When we support our mental health, it can positively impact all areas of our lives.

Why therapy?

Students come to therapy for all kinds of reasons – anxiety, depression, academic stress, trauma, self-esteem, focus difficulties, sexual assault, relationship conflict, and more. Some students are painfully lonely and isolated, feeling like they don’t belong or have value. Some are working to heal from childhood trauma inflicted by parents. Some students of color struggle with experiences of harm and microaggressions, and need a safe space to unpack. No matter the challenge or struggle that brought you here, you’re welcome in this healing and processing space.

Contact us

Call: 734-995-7441
Student Services Building, Room 115
North Building, Room 123

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Tips for supporting your mental health:

Validate your feelings

We were created with feelings. Trauma or even just difficult experiences can invoke strong feelings. You may feel grief, sadness, anxiety, anger, fear or something else. You might feel everything at once. Take some time to write down how you’re feeling. Capturing your thoughts somewhere can help stop them from swirling around in your head.

Practice self-care

What are you doing when you are the most relaxed/at peace? Some examples for self-care are: exercise, prayer, sports, yoga, walks, naps, warm showers, hanging out with friends, etc. Whatever it is, carve out specific time for it in your schedule.

Prioritize you

It will be hard to show up in your own life and support others if you are not taking care of your own needs! It’s not selfish to take care of yourself.

Reach out for support

Reach out to somebody in your life whom you trust to discuss how you are feeling in a safe environment. Think about what you need from your loved ones - it’s okay to ask directly for it!

Note: If you struggle with thinking, “I’d be a burden if I reached out for help” – stop and ask yourself: “If my friend reached out for help, would I find it a burden, or would I be glad they came to me, and want to help them however I could?” The vast majority of the time, it’s the second one. So! If that’s how you feel about others, it’s likely that’s how others feel about you, too.

Schedule a therapy session

CAPS is here to support you in processing whatever you’re going through. Click here to request an appointment.