Counseling and Psychological Services

At BYU Marriott, we are committed to providing a safe, enriching, and meaningful experience for all our students. We recognize that each of our BYU Marriott students is unique and individual, and we embrace and value every student without exception. 

Understanding that university life can bring challenges and pressures, we are committed to be aware of and listen to student concerns and, when needed, provide support for mental and emotional health.

Partnering with BYU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), we offer a number of resources to help students manage stress and other challenges. For helpful information, guidance, and services, see the BYU CAPS website.

CAPS Support within the Tanner Building

At the commencement of Fall 2020 semester, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) joined the BYU Marriott administrative team as our resident full-time wellness and prevention specialist.

Having a dedicated professional in the Tanner Building brings prevention, wellness, and counseling services closer to BYU Marriott students and provides them with more tools to navigate their paths to improved spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

To access CAPS support services:

  1. Make an Appointment.
  2. Complete the online form.
  3. Upon completion of step 2,
    call CAPS at (801) 422-3035 and
    • Let them know you are a BYU Marriott student, and they will schedule you with Shannon Tappana or one of the other mental health professionals.
    • You may also schedule other CAPS services at this time.

If you have questions about navigating resources or want to consult on other wellness topics, you can touch base with Shannon directly via phone or email.


Tappana, Shannon

Wellness & Prevention Specialist

Office: 413 TNRB
Phone: 801-422-5139
Email: shannon_tappana@byu.edu

*Please note that email is not considered a confidential form of communication.