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Types of Counseling
You will begin your counseling with an individual consultation with a CAPS counselor. He or she will talk about what concerns you want to address. Together, you'll set goals for your therapy. Depending on your situation, additional individual counseling may be appropriate, especially if you need immediate relief for a crisis situation.
If you are dealing with relationship or sexual problems, it can help to include your partner in your therapy.
Group therapy can often be more effective than individual counseling for changing your thinking, feelings, and behaviors. It enables you to practice new behaviors in a safe environment. And it introduces you to people who are dealing with similar situations who may be able to help.
Group counseling is a weekly commitment. Part of its value is the process of building relationships with other members. All group members commit to complete confidentiality about who attends and what is said during sessions.
We also offer tele-counseling services, meaning you can meet with a therapist through video chat, in the comfort of your own home. If you are leaving for the summer but are still living in Indiana, tele-counseling can allow you to continue services at CAPS rather than find a therapist for the summer. You will have to meet for a brief assessment first (called CAPS Now) to make sure this best fits your needs. Let your CAPS Now therapist know this is something you are interested in.
You may find a complete, detailed list of our Fall Groups / Workshops here.