Counseling and Psychological Services
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.
Meet your Embedded Counselor
Staff Clinician-Counseling Center, SA Counseling & Psychological Services
135b Kowalewski Hall
Christy began her career working in both residential and community mental health care settings with children, adolescents, and adults. In 2013 Christy shifted her work to college counseling and enjoys connecting with college students. Her therapeutic approach is informed by Family Systems Theory focusing on how the systems one exists within shape their well-being. She utilizes Solution Focus, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist students in reaching their goals. Christy has an interest in working with students utilizing art therapy. Christy utilizes both talk and art therapy techniques to explore stressors and support students with expressing themselves and identifying next steps. When Christy is not working, she enjoys spending time with her partner and 2 kids, watching movies, painting, and walking in the woods.
Currently, I am listening to this podcast: Unlocking Us on Spotify by Brene Brown.
What I do to take care of myself after a challenging day/time/situation: I enjoy expressing my thoughts and feelings in an art journal. Engaging in painting, drawing, and collage to express myself.
Coping skills I recommend to clients that I actually use myself: To cope with stress and burnout I recommend students find a way to exercise or move their body that they enjoy. After a stressful day I enjoy walking or hiking in the woods, and Zumba.
Get Support: (513) 556-0468
During business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) call us to schedule a free appointment or consult with a counselor.
If you're in need of crisis support or after-hours care, call us and follow the prompts to speak to a counselor.
For a free 20-minute consult, schedule a Let's Talk! session with your embedded counselor.
Location, Hours and Contact Information
Christy Wolfram, Embedded Clinician, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
College of Allied Health Sciences| University of Cincinnati | Health Sciences Building 3255 Eden Ave. Room 309| firstname.lastname@example.org | 513-556-0648
Hours 9:00-4:00 most days
Monday & Thursday at CAHS Health Science Building 309
Tuesday & Friday at Pharmacy in Kowalewski Hall 135B
Wednesday working Remote 10:00-7:00
If faculty, staff, or student organizations have a need for specific programs, contact Christy Wolfram to request a presentation or workshop. Programs could cover topics such as study skills, career development, test anxiety, stress management, self-care, and suicide prevention. Clinicians may also be available to provide mental health support and presence for an event. Please give a three-week notice for requests.
Are you interested in meeting with the CAHS embedded mental health counselor? Make an appointment by following the steps below:
- Call UC CAPS at (513) 556-0648.
- Indicate that you are a CAHS student and you'd like to schedule with Christy Wolfram.
- UC CAPS will schedule your initial 40-minute in-person, video conference or phone appointment.
- UC CAPS will provide an email with instructions for completing pre-appointment paperwork, and how to connect to your appointment.
- Make sure you complete the pre-appointment paperwork prior to your counseling meeting
Counseling is an opportunity to form a relationship with a person who is professionally trained to help discuss and navigate concerns and challenges. This helping relationship can lead to a growth process that helps individuals define goals, make decisions, and solve problems related to personal-social, educational and career concerns. Some of the most common issues addressed at the center include:
- Transitioning to college life
- Stress from home
- Classroom performance
- Relationship problems
- Grief and loss
- Substance abuse
- Gender- and identity-based trauma
- Assessment and referral may be the course of services for some clients
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.
Check out all our resources for students, faculty, and staff on our main CAPS resources page.
Reach Out App
The Reach Out - University of Cincinnati App is a free app available for smart phones that provides a wealth of information for the UC community.
This new app includes information regarding available resources under a "Help Me" menu, tips on how to talk with others about mental health under a "Help a friend" menu and contact information for crisis services under "Emergency Contacts".
University of Cincinnati Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to embracing and celebrating diversity that works towards the inclusivity and belongingness for all in our campus community. We do this through ongoing training on Culturally Responsive approaches to therapy and examination and redefinition of our own roles, policies, and biases within our system and services. Our staff is dedicated to promoting an environment of respect, appreciation, acceptance, curiosity, and compassion towards differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religious affiliation, spiritual practices, political beliefs, sexual orientation, relational orientation, physical/mental ability, socioeconomic status, and cultural worldview of all students. We take a stance against discrimination and oppression in any form and encourage the utilization of our services by all students, especially those who might be reluctant to seek traditional forms of treatment. To this end, we strive to create an atmosphere of affirmation, openness, trust, and safety where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors can be openly shared and explored.
CAPS does charge a fee for some services. The initial consultation and first three individual sessions are at no cost to students. There will be a $35 fee for most individual therapy sessions after the third individual appointment in a fiscal year. There is no charge for group therapy. No student will be denied services due to financial barriers. If you have questions or concerns about fees, please speak to your initial consultation therapist or ongoing treatment provider about a fee waiver.
Note: CAPS waives the fees for the following students:
- Students with a Medicare, Medicaid, or Student Health insurance plan
- Students who are Veterans
- Students who are Pell or Cincinnati Pride Grant Recipients
- Students who have experienced identity based violence, stress, or trauma.
* Students who service fees are waived, will still be required to pay the $25.00 fee if a missed session was not called into CAPS within the 24 hours.
For more information about CAPS fees please see Common Questions on the CAPS page
CAPS adheres to state, federal, and professional standards in the provision of mental health services. A student’s discussions with a counselor are kept completely confidential within CAPS and will not be part of the student's school record. The exception is when a student poses foreseeable harm to self (student) or as required by HIPAA law. A student can also choose to sign a release of information form to allow the counselor to disclose confidential information to a third party.
Have more questions about confidentiality, FERPA, or requesting documentation please see common questions on the CAPS page.
Most of the time, students feel connected with their therapist. There are times, however, when it may just not feel like a good fit. Although it might feel hard, we believe it is best to speak directly with your therapist and let them know you would like to change therapists. We do not get offended when students want to change therapists, though we do find it is helpful to talk about the reasons you want to change to figure out how to best suit your needs.
Please check out all our CAPS clinicians.
“Meet the Staff”
- CAPS 24/7 after-hours helpline: 513-556-0648
- Emergency Help (24-hour police assistance): call 911
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline call text or chat: 988 or call: 800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741, in Spanish text AYUDA to 741741
- UC Psychiatric Emergency Services: 513-584-8577
- Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ youth suicide prevention hotline): 866-488-7386
- Women Helping Women (Confidential support and advocacy for women struggling with sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking) 513-381-5610
- Suicide/Depression Hotline: 513-281-CARE
- United Way Help Line: 513-721-7900
- Talbert House Crisis Line (Greater Cincinnati community crisis line): 513-281-CARE (2273)
- Butler County Crisis Hotline: 513-523-4146
- Clermont County Crisis Hotline: 513-528-SAVE
- Warren County Crisis Hotline: 877-695-NEED