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Getting Started

We are glad you are here and we hope this information helps you find out more about Counseling and Psychological Serivces (CAPS) and how to make your first appointment.

Hours and Location

CAPS is located on the lower part of campus next to Armington Hall, in the same building as the Health Center.

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm *
Thursday 8am - 8pm *
Friday 8am - 5pm

*Hours after 5pm are by appointment only. For psychological emergencies outside of the hours from 8-5, please see our Emergencies page.

 

How to Schedule an Appointment

Go to the Counseling Center Forms and complete the Request for Counseling form. You MUST be on Westmont encrypted Wifi to access the forms.

Within 2 business days (while school is in session), Claire Cetti, our office manager, will reach out to you in regard to scheduling a traige appointment with our center. While most students are seen within a week, depending on your availability and CAPS schedule of openings, it can sometimes be longer. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please find information here. If you are experiencing a signficant personal crisis, please indicate on your Request for Counseling form.

Between now and your appointment, start learning and practicing strategies to manage the distress you may be experiencing by accessing our Self-Care Ideas handout.

About Electronic Forms: To ensure confidentiality and to avoid timing out and losing information, you will need to complete your forms in one sitting. Anticipate that this process may take 20-30 minutes. Forms maybe filled out on your personal computer on campus or at Ocean View, or on an iPad available at CAPS.

Please contact us if you need any assistance. Come in, call, or email Claire @565-6003 or ccetti@westmont.edu.

 

Other Important Information

Cancelling an Appointment - PLEASE PROVIDE 24-HOUR NOTICE FOR CANCELLED APPOINTMENTS, so the office manager may reschedule the time for another student.

Payment - Except for outside referrals, counseling services are covered by Westmont Student Fees.

Holidays - CAPS is closed for all student holidays and breaks.