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Counseling

All currently enrolled students, except those in the Master of Arts in Counseling program, are eligible to receive counseling at the Rollins Wellness Center.

Services

During the 2020-2021 academic year, all CAPS services will be offered virtually to promote the health and safety of our campus community. 

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) at the Wellness Center offers a variety of mental health resources to students to help address a wide-range of mental health issues that may interfere with academic progress and holistic wellness.  CAPS utilizes a stepped-care service model which helps to connect students to the resources and support most appropriate to meet their current needs.  These services may include self-help tools/techniques, psychoeducational workshops, group therapy, individual therapy, and community referrals.  Rollins students can schedule an initial clinical consultation with a CAPS counselor to discuss their current concerns and create a collaborative, individualized Wellness Plan. To schedule an initial consultation with a counselor, please call (407) 628-6340 or request an appointment online (create hyperlink). CAPS also provides crisis intervention on an as-needed basis, as well as outreach, consultation, and referral services.

Services are confidential and free of charge to all currently enrolled students except those in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program.  To avoid dual relationships that may interfere with the counseling process, Master of Arts in Counseling students are encouraged to look at counseling resources off-campus and to check in with their faculty advisor for additional information on counseling options.

CAPS is a clinical training site for practicum and internship students enrolled in a graduate counseling program.  Practicum and internship students are supervised throughout their clinical experience and have a particular interest in working with college students.

After Hours Emergencies

The Wellness Center is offering a new service where all Rollins students can access after-hours crisis counseling by phone by contacting the toll-free number 833-848-1761. This service is available anytime the Wellness Center is closed (weekdays after 5 PM and on the weekends). Please call this number when you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. You will be directed to a licensed counselor who will provide in-the-moment crisis counseling and offer local and campus resources to help you with mental health needs. If you are in need of a CAPS counseling appointment during office hours, please contact the Wellness Center at 407-628-6340 to schedule a counseling session.

Out of State Students

Students who are residing outside the state of Florida due to COVID-19 circumstances may experience legal limitations to CAPS services. Rollins students outside the state of Florida who are in need of mental health support are encouraged to schedule a clinical consultation with a CAPS counselor to create a care plan and get connected to our Clinical Case Manager who can help identify appropriate local resources.  Students currently residing outside of Florida continue to have access to online workshops, virtual drop-in spaces and outreach events.

Outreach

During the academic year, counselors facilitate interactive programming to address specific mental health and emotional wellness topics. To find out more about emotional wellness outreach events, please check out @RollinsWellness Instagram for information about upcoming events.  If you are interested in scheduling an outreach event, please contact Davey Olsen at kolsen@rollins.edu.  Additional mental health resources can be found on the Rollins Wellness YouTube channel.

Mental Health Screenings

The Wellness Center has partnered with Screenings for Mental Health to offer anonymous, confidential mental health screenings. Visit the anonymous mental health screening home page for links to screenings for common mental health concerns, details about confidentiality, and more information on the screening process.

This service is for your own personal use, to see if you might benefit from talking to a mental health professional.  It does not diagnose mental illness, but it can offer general resources and recommendations based on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  If you would like to discuss your screening results or any other mental health concerns confidentially, please call the Wellness Center at 407-628-6340 to make an appointment with a counselor.

Groups and Workshops

The Wellness Center offers confidential, weekly group therapy opportunities.  Group facilitators provide structure and create a safe environment for sharing, collaboration, growth, and healing.

Workshops are offered each semester to promote the Nine Dimensions of Wellness and provide basic information, education, and resources on specific topics. Many of our workshops are recorded and posted to the Rollins Wellness YouTube channel as ongoing resources.

To find out more about Therapy Groups and Workshops that are being offered, check out @RollinsWellness Instagram account or schedule an initial consultation with CAPS counselor.

Workshops

  • Dantéa Days
    Come visit with Dantéa the Boston Terrier, our Certified Therapy Dog!
  • Expressive Arts Workshops
    A chance to implement artistic techniques as a means to express and care for yourself.
  • Love Me Like You Do
    Learn something new about yourself and the people you love!

Groups

  • Love Your Body
    Share empowerment in recovery from eating disorders and body image concerns.
  • Mindfulness Skills Practice
    Integrate stress reduction into everyday life and cultivate mind-body wellness.
  • Sexual Assault Survivor Group
    A confidential group for survivors of sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
  • Social Connections
    Build trusting relationships and work through reservations and concerns in your social life.
  • Student Leader Summit
    Share ideas and build relationships to take your student leadership to the next level.
  • Upward Spiral for Depression and Anxiety
    An action-oriented, effective way to manage symptoms and enjoy life.

CAPS services offer free substance-use resources for all students who are interested. We have resources that are tailored towards educating students as well as creating a specific wellness plan for students struggling with substance use. We currently offer three personalized, evidence-based assessments for different substances including: Alcohol (BASICS), Cannabis (CASICS) and Nicotine. This resource is designed to motivate individuals to reduce their consumption using personalized information about their own use and risk factors while using the most current and reliable research available. We are also introducing an Alcohol and Cannabis educational course designed for students who are interested in learning more about the effects of these substances. This course provides students with a guided psychoeducational presentation that discusses how these substances may be affecting physical and mental health.

Groups for Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • First Steps for Drugs and Alcohol
    Build a foundation, at your own pace, for changes in your use of drugs and alcohol.  Non-abstinence-based, nonreligious, and nonjudgmental.
  • Action Steps for Drugs and Alcohol
    Get empowered to make and maintain positive changes in your use of drugs and alcohol.  Non-abstinence-based, nonreligious, and nonjudgmental.
  • Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction
    A nonreligious, non-step-based, nonjudgmental group for people at any point in the process of changing their use of drugs and alcohol.
  • Alcohol Education
    Gain knowledge and skills for health and safety in situations involving alcohol.
  • Adult Children of Addicts
    A space for growth and healing for students whose parents or caregivers have had addictions of any kind.

Consultation and Referral

Consultations are available to family, friends, or Rollins community members who are concerned about how to support a loved one experiencing mental health concerns.  Rollins CAPS counselors will consult with you on how you might support your friend or family member, and, if necessary or advisable, how to try to make a referral to our office or another provider. The rules of confidentiality will apply.

There are a number of ways you can make a referral should you believe a student would benefit from talking with a counselor:

  • Tell the student what you know about services at CAPS:
    • Counseling is free and available to all currently enrolled Rollins students
    • Sessions are confidential
    • Counselors are available to discuss any issue and/or provide referrals to other professionals in the community
  • Suggest that the student take a look at our website or social media for information.
  • If the student is hesitant, offer to make the call with the student to set up an appointment. An appointment cannot be made on behalf of the student and the student will be required to agree to the appointment and provide contact information to our front desk staff.
  • Offer to walk in with the student at the time of their appointment.
  • If you have ever benefited from talking with a counselor and are comfortable with such self-disclosure, share your experience with the student.
  • It may also be helpful to provide the student with the CAPS contact number (407-628-6340), online appointment request information https://www.rollins.edu/wellness-center/ and let them know that we are located in the Rollins Wellness Center at 118 W. Fairbanks Avenue.
  • If you believe the situation is urgent:
    • If there is a mental health emergency, please call 911 or Campus Safety (407)646-2999.
    • Suggest that the student accompany you to our office. Our Wellness Center staff will work to secure appropriate support for the student.
    • If it is after the hours of 5pm, on a weekend or holiday please call the after-hours counselor on call at (833)848-1761.
    • Follow up with the student and suggest alternative treatment in the community if they are reluctant to seek services at CAPS. A list of community resources can be found on our local care provider page.
    • Contact Crisis Services including the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Text TALK to 741741, or live chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Off-Campus Referral

Students may prefer to seek counseling services off-campus or require services outside the scope of what we offer at CAPS. We can provide you with more information regarding your options and assist you in finding a provider who accepts your health insurance plan. If you would like assistance with a referral to an outside mental health provider, agency, or treatment program, please call our office at 407-628-6340 or request an appointment online to schedule a consultation appointment with a counselor.

In case of a life-threatening or medical emergency, call 911.

If a student is in need of immediate services during business hours (8:30am – 5pm on Monday-Friday), please call (407) 628-6340. 

After-hours support for mental health concerns are available after 5pm, on weekends and holidays by contacting (833) 848-1761.

Additional resources: Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text HOME to 741741