Counseling & Mental Health
Response in support of transgender rights
Recently, we learned that transgender and non-binary individuals are at risk of being excluded (erased) from the government’s definition of gender. This has a strong negative and devastating impact on our students, staff and faculty who identity as transgender or non-binary. Our commitment to you stands strong and resolute. We see you, and we hope you will reach out as needed.
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.
These sentiments were inspired by a statement from Tufts University Counseling and Mental Health.
Response in support of undocumented students
In light of current events, we at CAPS want to extend our support to all undocumented students as well as students whose family and friends may be impacted by this policy. 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.
Please see the Undocumented Student Resources page as well as the Georgetown University Statement of Solidarity for more resources and information.
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.
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.
During business hours: 202-687-6985
Emergencies after business hours: 202-444-PAGE (7243) (Ask to speak to on-call clinician)
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: closed
Walk-In Hours For Initial Appointments Only
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:30am-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
Back of Darnall Hall
We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.