The Five Session Myth

Here’s a myth that I hear frequently, but I’m not sure where it comes from. Dr. Blair Davis gives us the straight facts!

Myth: Students get 5 sessions of counseling at CAPS per school year.

Fact:  There is not a “set number” of one-on-one sessions. CAPS provides brief therapy, which typically means anywhere from one or two meetings to a handful of meetings in an academic year. Some students may also be referred to a group, a medical doctor, academic services, an off-campus therapist, or another resource. Your CAPS counselor and you will collaborate to decide what makes the most sense based on what is the best way to address your concerns, and other factors.