University Housing works with the Pat Walker Health Center's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to offer a full suite of mental health services.
The team of clinicians and interns working with Housing is called the Embedded Team.
The Embedded Team currently consists of full-time mental health clinicians, counselors-in-residence (CIRs), and counseling interns.
The program takes a proactive approach to helping students with reducing various stressors that can occur in the university environment.
We offer free short-term individual counseling to all students at the University of Arkansas, which includes our students that live on campus.
CAPS utilizes a Care Matching Model that is designed to identify an individualized plan to promote student autonomy and empowerment in their care. The options provided to students are tailored to meet their specific needs using a diversity of resources offered by the counseling center, campus partners and community providers.
Housing students can also utilize the wide range of services offered by CAPS, including "Let's Talk" sessions, various groups and workshops, and 24/7 emergency mental health services .
To access emergency mental mental health services, call 479-575-5276 or visit the Pat Walker Health Center's Mental Health Crisis webpage.
You may also see members of this team at the events in your community, so say "Hi".
Telehealth is offered as needed and available.
To learn more about CAPS services or to make an appointment, call 479-575-5276.
University of Arkansas students who are interested in getting started with CAPS can walk in during business hours (Monday-Thursday 8AM-5PM or Friday 9AM-5PM) or call 479-575-5276 to discuss options. CAPS also offers 24-hour emergency mental health services for students, faculty and staff by calling 479-575-5276.
Mental Health Clinicians
Hannah Doty received a master's degree in social work from the University of Arkansas. She also holds a bachelor's degree in marriage, family, and human development from Brigham Young University. Doty is a licensed master social worker (LMSW).
Suellen Ayala Rojas
Rojas received a master's degree in counseling with a mental health counseling concentration and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, both from the University of Arkansas. She is a licensed associate counselor (LAC) and speaks English and Spanish.
A counselor-in-residence is a doctoral student in the counselor education program with advanced training in counseling, helping skills and crisis situations.
Counseling interns, or CIs, are counselors and social workers in training seeking their master's degree in counseling or social work.
To schedule your first appointment with a member of our Embedded Team, stop by CAPS for a first come, first serve, walk-in consultation Monday -Thursday from 8:30 -10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.; Friday from 9 -10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Call CAPS at 479-575-5276 if you have questions.