Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services [CAPS] offers a wide range of counseling services to facilitate and enhance the educational, psychological, and interpersonal well-being of the East Stroudsburg University student community. The services provided are designed to maximize students’ personal, psychological and educational functioning, to prevent and remediate emotional/social problems, to help students attain their educational goals, and to promote their professional competence.

Services offered include individual and group counseling/psychotherapy, vocational counseling, developmental and outreach programming, and consultation services.  Urgent/Crisis hours are available on an as-needed basis. CAPS actively promotes students’ cultural awareness and sensitivity toward diversity issues, particularly with outreach programming initiatives.

Some of the issues students often address through counseling include anxiety, career exploration/indecision, depression, suicidal thinking, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, eating disorders, family concerns, self-doubt, sexual concerns and substance abuse.

CAPS is staffed with licensed psychologists/counselors. Their professional training and experience prepare them to deal with a wide range of issues faced by university students. Currently enrolled students are eligible to receive services that are free of charge. All information shared by a client is kept confidential, and all client records are classified as confidential records. Without a client’s written permission, no information is released to anyone outside of CAPS, except as required by law.

CAPS is located in Sycamore Suites in the lower level at 304 Normal Street. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services generally are offered by appointment and may be scheduled by stopping at the office in-person or by calling 570-422-3277. For additional information, visit