Counseling and Psychiatric Service

We provide a broad range of confidential psychological and psychiatric services to undergraduate, graduate, medical and law students at Georgetown University for a variety of student concerns and issues.

Free consultations are provided to all university students, faculty and staff who are concerned about a particular student or are looking for additional resources on or off campus.

Examples of services we offer:

  • Consultations for students and about students
  • Evaluations for treatment needs
  • Short-term treatment and brief psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric medication evaluations and follow-up treatment (for students who are also in therapy at CAPS)
  • Group therapy (process groups and topic-specific support groups)
  • Workshops
  • Mindfulness meditation workshops
  • After-hours emergency consultations
  • Referrals to outside providers and to higher levels of care (e.g., partial hospitalization programs and inpatient services)
  • Medical Leave of Absence recommendations

Examples of services we do not offer but which are available in the community:

  • Long-term treatment
  • Inpatient care, and intensive outpatient programs (IOP's) for such things as addictions, eating disorders, or borderline personality disorders
  • Full-scale DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) programs
  • Ongoing treatment for disorders requiring a higher level of care
  • Psychiatric services for students who are not concurrently in therapy at CAPS
  • Evaluations for employment, the courts, for attorneys, or for police-related alcohol arrests
  • Ongoing treatment entailing sessions more than once per week
  • Neuropsychological testing and ADHD testing
  • Treatment of students while they are on leave
  • Recommendations for service and emotional support animals

Full-time students are eligible for all services at CAPS, such as evaluations, consultations, individual, couples, group psychotherapy and referral services.  Part-time students are eligible for evaluations, consultations, and referral services, but not on-going services.  Faculty and staff are eligible for consultations and referral services.  The general public, including individuals unaffiliated with the university, can contact CAPS for general information about treatment, psychological issues and community resources.

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