Counseling and Psychiatric Service

Welcome to Georgetown University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS)

The office of CAPS is a member of the Division of Student Affairs. The central mission of CAPS is to collaborate directly with students and the campus community. CAPS is dedicated to helping students develop greater self-understanding, identify and solve problems, and improve academic performance through the alleviation of psychological, emotional, and cognitive barriers. In order to best meet the demand for services, which at times may exceed capacity, CAPS operates according to a limited treatment model in which the student and the clinician collaboratively address the student’s primary concerns in a time-efficient manner. Some of these services are individual in nature and some are in a group format. Learn more about our services in this CAPS 101 video.

Main Campus Office

Our Main Campus Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

If you are experiencing a clinical emergency, please call the CAPS emergency line, available 24/7, at 202-687-6985 and press “1”.

Other 24/7 resources include the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (dial 988), SAMHSA’s National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357), and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.

Out-of-state? Learn more about free therapy services via HoyaWell.