Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team serves students and engages the entire GW community, working to build a culture of support and connection with student well-being.  We support mental health and personal development by collaborating directly with students to overcome challenges and difficulties that may interfere with academic, emotional, and personal success.

Our counselors provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment for students to discuss concerns.  We are committed to respecting and promoting the value of diversity at the university, as well as providing culturally sensitive counseling and psychological services to the GW community.

Walk-Ins Welcome - No Appointment Needed!

To connect with a clinician, visit the SHC during our daily 12 - 4 pm walk-in hours to request an in-person session, or call (202) 994-5300 during these hours for a virtual session.

If you are in crisis, or concerned about a GW student in crisis, please call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (202) 994-5300 (option 3) to speak with a counselor.


Prep for Your Appointment

The first step to accessing counseling is to attend a free, brief and confidential consultation with a member of our counseling team by calling (202) 994-5300.

Prepare for Your CAPS Appointment

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Stepped Care

We offer a wide array of services that take into account the type of concern, research evidence on best practices, student personality and preferences, and readiness for making difficult changes or engaging in complex therapeutic processes.

Learn More About the Stepped Care Model



Join Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for our various workshops where counselors explore anxiety, depression and cultural forces that impact your well-being, while guiding you through building skills on these topics.

Learn More About CAPS Workshops

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Groups & Support Spaces

Groups have been shown to be very beneficial for students with depression, anxiety, social anxiety, identity concerns, and relationship concerns. Participating in a group therapy session or Support Space helps you improve your relationships, learn about yourself and others, increase healthy communication, and reduce isolation.  

Learn More about Groups & Support Spaces

CAPS Outreach

We provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to thrive by offering prevention and educational programming, fostering emotional well-being, and promoting healthy campus environments through community awareness.

Learn More About CAPS Outreach

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Mental Health Resources



SilverCloud provides personalized mental health tools, program's support for individual needs - tailored and targeted to help you cope with issues you may be facing.



GW students have access to expanded telehealth counseling services, urgent medical care, therapy, and psychiatry appointments - at no cost to full-time GW students*

Check Out Additional Well-being Resources