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CAPS For Families/ Students

We invite parents/family to contact us if you have a question or concern about your student at 518-442-5800 or email consultation@albany.edu.

CAPS offer confidential psychological assessment, counseling, and referral as well as a variety of prevention and health promotion activities for your student. There are no "out-of-pocket" fees since services are already covered by tuition and University fees.

Students visit the Counseling and Psychological Services for a variety of reasons. If your student is encountering difficulties at the University at Albany, we may be able to help. Some of the more common reasons students seek assistance are:

  • Transition or adjustment issues (homesickness, romantic break-ups, family transitions)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Academic performance
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Identity issues and experiences including discrimination pertaining to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, etc.
  • Acculturation issues including migration and adjustment to new cultures

Middle Earth

Peer Assistance Program

The 2016 election campaign was a contentious one that included ideas and rhetoric that left some of us feeling empowered and energized and others feeling marginalized and anxious. Middle Earth is a welcoming place, and we affirm our commitment to the mental health and well-being of all students. We are particularly mindful that this election season has included hurtful and vitriolic rhetoric impacting many people. As always, we encourage you to reach out for support as well as extend support to others. It is important for us to do what we can to take care of each other and ourselves. Please see the links below for information on dealing with stress related to the election:


The hotline is available when classes are in session

Monday-Friday 1pm-midnight

and 24 hours on the weekend

Middle Earth Café: A Virtual Hotline

The Café is a service of the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program and provides information about mental health and behavioral issues that affect college students.

It is an online alternative to the Middle Earth telephone hotline (518-442-5777).

College students may face issues such as relationship issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, discrimination, or suicidal thoughts that can interfere with academic performance. We encourage you to write to us if you are a student who is stressed or have personal questions and concerns about yourself or someone else.

Counseling and Psychological Services at UAlbany
400 Patroon Creek Blvd
Albany, NY 12206

Counseling and Psychological Services at UAlbany

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