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CAPS providers are embedded within various campus schools and programs.

Embedded therapists can focus on and work with the students in those programs, allowing them to deeply understand the programs themselves, stressors specific to each school, and challenges faced by students within them. The embedded therapists use program-specific knowledge and understanding to serve their students better in treatment as well as offer proactive groups and outreach to best meet broad student needs. Treatments are generally approached as brief therapy with community referrals available as needed. Embedded therapist services are confidential.

At the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, students can initiate services by emailing the embedded therapist, Ardith Burkes, directly at

Students are encouraged to limit email communications to a request for services. Ms. Burkes will provide a secure link for gathering additional information before meeting with students.