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About Counseling & Psychological Services

School life can be stressful. Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Texas A&M University College of Engineering have partnered to help promote your mental health and wellness. We recognize that students' schedules are demanding, so CAPS offers office hours in the Zachry Engineering Education Complex (ZACH 382E). 

CAPS also provides non-emergency, same day assistance for immediate emotional support needs at the Student Services Building, on the fourth floor, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The HelpLine is available at 979-845-2700 from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends when classes are in session. It provides telephone, peer support, information, crisis intervention, and referrals to students, as well as those concerned about students.

The My SSP @ TAMU app provides free, immediate 24/7 real time chat and phone support, along with virtual single session and short-term counseling. Users also gain access to an extensive digital content library, containing articles, podcasts, infographics and videos addressing a variety of wellbeing topics, as well as access to free virtual fitness sessions.

CAPS and College of Engineering have also collaborated to present a Workshop Series specifically for engineering students. 

For more information on all services provided by CAPS, visit the CAPS services website. Several notable resources include self-help, emergency resources, Let's Talk Program and Suicide and Awareness Prevention and our Workshop Series

CAPS values and celebrates the diversity of our students, and we strive to support and empower our students as they embark and continue on their journeys at Texas A&M University. 

Locations and Hours

The CAPS office in Zachry (ZACH 382E) is open from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday (by appointment only). Drop-in hours are also available on Fridays (10 a.m.–noon). To increase accessibility and ensure students and staff members' safety and health, both telehealth options and in-person sessions will be available. Initial appointments and group sessions will remain by telehealth for the Fall semester.

You can schedule your first meeting using the CAPS portal or drop in during drop-in hours using the Zoom meeting room links:

Meet our Counselor

Carmen Mota smiling.Carmen Mota, M.A., LPC-S, graduated from Texas A&M University, class of 2001, and Sam Houston State University in 2008. She has been working in the mental health field since 2002 and has been a licensed professional counselor since 2011.

Contact Information

Carmen Mota, M.A., LPC-S
Licensed professional counselor-supervisor
Office: Zachry 382E
CAPS phone number: 979-845-4427
Direct line: 979-458-6866 
Email: cmota@caps.tamu.edu