Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Director: Bryce Crapser, Ph.D.
Counselors: Marianne Ciardullo, LPC, NCC, Laura Sanford, LPC, Christi Craig, LCSW
Post-Graduate Counseling Fellows: Sara Stevenson, LMSW, Richard Levy, MA
Monica O'Connor, Administrative Assistant, (860) 465-0181
Location: 182 High Street (bright yellow house with a white ramp on the side)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) promotes the psychological well-being, personal achievement, and personal growth of Eastern's students. CAPS services are provided at no additional charge to undergraduate and graduate students registered for the semester in which they are seeking services. The Center offers individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and psychiatric evaluations, as well as consultation and outreach services for the University Community. Some of the more common concerns for which students seek counseling include depression and anxiety; relationship difficulties with friends, roommates, or family members; and academic problems. The primary goal of counseling is to help students overcome personal, emotional, and psychological issues and develop ways that will allow them to take advantage of the educational opportunities and reach their academic goals at Eastern.
All information shared in the CAPS is confidential and counseling records are kept separate from academic records. No information about contacts with the Center may be released without a student's written permission, except in cases in which a student is deemed to present a danger to self or others.
CAPS staff includes a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), two Post-Graduate Fellows in Counseling, and advanced graduate students in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and/or Social Work. CAPS Staff can help facilitate referrals to other professionals or community mental health agencies when necessary.
Students seeking services are encouraged to visit our main office at 182 High Street, check our website, or call for more information. Appointments can be made by calling 860-465-0181 (ext. 50181 if calling on-campus), Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students in crisis can utilize Urgent hours, Monday to Friday, 1pm to 3pm.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, majority of counseling services will be conducted over telehealth. In-person services will be limited to crisis appointments only or when telehealth is not available. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule all appointments via telephone (860-465-0181) or email.
Article ID: 267
Last updated: 10 Aug, 2020