Counseling & Mental Health

Response to recent violence in current events

Unfortunately, recent days and months have seen a wave of violence, both nationally and internationally.  CAPS will remain a safe space for discussions of the impact of these tragedies.  We join the Georgetown community as we raise our voices against divisiveness and in support of community.  We feel grief for those who died or are injured, traumatized, and for all of those who experience heightened anxiety related to safety as a result of these tragic incidents.

We want to emphasize that you are not alone and there are a variety of services available on campus to support you through challenging times.  To speak with a CAPS clinician during business hours, please walk in or call 202-687-6985.  After hours, you can reach a clinician by calling 202-444-7243 and asking for the CAPS clinician on-call.

In addition, this link discusses the imapct of racial trauma on communities of color and this link provides guidance for managing distress in the aftermath of a shooting.   Also, this link is an excellent resource for LGBTQ individuals and their allies that provides ideas of ways to respond to the Orlando tragedy, difficult emotions one might have, and other thoughts that may be helpful.

These sentiments were inspired by statements from Texas Women’s University Counseling Center, Duke University CAPS, UPenn CAPS, and University of Kentucky Counseling Center. 



We serve the mental health care needs of students and the campus community from our location on the main campus. Most students know us as CAPS, or Counseling and Psychiatric Services.

Many students come to CAPS when they experience life events or academic pressures that leave them feeling anxious, confused, lonely, angry, depressed or overwhelmed. When those feelings persist for more than just a few days, it is often helpful to speak with an unbiased, objective professional. Some students come only for consultation about how to help a friend or family member. Any personal issue that is troubling a student may be discussed in counseling.

Phone Numbers

During business hours:  202-687-6985

After-hours emergencies:  202-444-PAGE (7243) (Ask to speak to on-call clinician)

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: closed


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We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.