Eastern students consider counseling services for many reasons. Some of the most common concerns are: homesickness, feelings of depression and anxiety, problems with roommates or other interpersonal relationships, career indecision, family concerns, sexual questions, difficulty managing alcohol or drug use, victimization, social reputation, bullying by peers, and uncertainty about personal values and beliefs.
EWU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are offered to any student who has personal concerns to meet with a professional counselor. CAPS provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, self-help, trauma recovery and resources for parents of Eastern students. CAPS's professional staff of counselors, psychologists, and graduate trainees follow the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.
We understand your concern for confidentiality. All records and conversations you have with CAPS counselors are strictly confidential and are not part of the university records. Information may be released only with written consent of the student. Exceptions to confidentiality occur only if there is a threat of serious harm to self or others. Counseling services are provided free of charge to all enrolled students at EWU.
Counseling and Psychological Services’ staff is committed to promoting inclusion, and the affirmation of diversity. They strive to provide respectful treatment to people of every background, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, physical attributes, as well as other personal and social characteristics that comprise individual identity.
Before you can see a counselor you will be asked to review and sign the CAPS Consent Form. You can also use a translated form in Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Vietnamese.
OGI staff will be happy to facilitate an appointment to see a counselor and accompany you to the CAPS office. CAPS office is located on the second floor of Martin Hall, Office 225. You can make an appointment to see a counselor by calling 509-359-2366 or walk-in without appointment between 1:00pm and 4:00pm Monday through Friday. In case of after-hour emergencies (after 5:00pm Monday-Friday, and weekends), students should contact Spokane Mental Health at 509-838-4651 or First Call for Help at 509-838-4428 (suicide attempt-call 911).
If you need assistance with contacting CAPS please contact an OGI team member at 509-359-2331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.