UC Clermont

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UC Clermont

At UC CAPS we prioritize accessible and effective services that you can access when you need them. We take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to help you identify tools, resources and strategies to meet your mental health goals. This might only take one meeting, or it might take a little more support. Either way, we’re here to help you on your Bearcat journey.

Helping Students Navigate Life's Challenges

CAPS Clermont provides students with assistance in dealing with life's stressors and adjustment to college life. Some of these challenges can become so overwhelming that the student's ability to become successful in and outside the classroom may become compromised. Some of the most common issues addressed at the center include:

  • Transitioning to college life
  • Stress from home
  • Classroom performance
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Gender- and identity-based trauma

Location, Hours and Contact Information

Our UC Clermont Office is located upstairs in the Student Services Building, Room 201. Our business hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please inquire when scheduling about possible evening hours.

To schedule an appointment, please call Counseling and Psychological Services at 513-556-0648 or email whitney.richardson@uc.edu. If you would like to leave a non-urgent message for the Clermont counselor, please call 513-558-6978.

Our crisis line provides care 24/7. After hours you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1 to speak with a counselor. During business hours, you can call this same number and request to speak with a counselor immediately if in need of crisis support or consultation.

Please visit UC Counseling and Psychological Services for more information about our services and resources.

Online Mental Health Resources

  • Let's Talk - A free virtual consultation program which provides easy access to conversations with clinicians from CAPS. This service is available for all UC students, located anywhere, who might not need traditional counseling but could still benefit from one-on-one support.
  • Therapy Assistance Online - TAO is a free interactive, web-based self-help program that provides online and mobile tools to help you overcome the day-to-day challenges around stressors like anxiety, depression or other concerns. Create an account today using your university email address. You can access TAO through the web or Android or iOS apps.
  • Student Wellness Center Virtual Resources - A collection of virtual resources, apps, websites, podcasts, articles and more to help you maintain your health and wellness.
  • Reach Out - A free app available for smart phones that provides a wealth of information about mental health and suicide prevention for the UC community.
  • Racial Trauma Resources - A collection of information and campus and community resources for race-based stress and trauma.

Community Resources

Clermont County Crisis Hotline
513-528-SAVE (7283)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness Clermont County) 513-351-3500 or www.namiswoh.org

United Way Help Line
United Way 211 is an easy-to-remember, free and confidential phone number that connects callers in Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties in Ohio and Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties in Kentucky to locally trained specialists who can assess your needs and link you directly to services through a comprehensive database. And it'€™s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are many agencies and programs that can help you through this difficult time, and United Way will help you find them.

Just dial 2-1-1 for help!

(in Brown County, call 1-800-233 HELP; in Middletown, call 513-727-3215; in Dearborn County, call 812-432-6200).



Headshot of Whitney Richardson, M.Ed, LPCC, CCTP

Whitney Richardson, M.Ed, LPCC, CCTP

Staff Clinician, UC Counseling and Psychological Services