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Welcome to Counseling and
Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of services to students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided by a staff of professional counseling and clinical psychologists, social workers, and counselors. CAPS individual and group counseling, workshops and outreach programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance. See more about us.


Crisis and Emergency Procedures when the university offices are closed

--If it is a life-threatening emergency, call 911
--If you reside in campus housing, contact the housing on-call staff
--If you do not reside in campus housing and need immediate assistance, you may call the
University Police at 703-993-2810
--CRISISLINK is a 24 hour hotline and is available for consultation at 1-800-273-TALK

If You are in Crisis

During regular university office hours (8:30am-5pm):

If you are in crisis* and need assistance to deal with the psychological impact of this crisis, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 703-993-2380 or come to our office in SUB 1, Room 3129. A counselor will meet with you to assess your situation and to identify options for dealing with the crisis. University offices are closed:

If you are experiencing a crisis* at times when university offices are not open, you may contact university personnel. In housing, contact the on-call housing staff for assistance. Other students may contact the University Police at (703) 993-2810. The police will work with you to contact Counseling and Psychological Services when this would be helpful to you.

*For life threatening emergencies, call 911 immediately.

More information on emergency services

What to Expect from Counseling at CAPS

Office Hours Spring Semester 2014

Fairfax Campus, Suite 3129, SUB1

8:30am - 5pm, Monday through Friday

5pm-7pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, by appointment, when classes or exams are in session

Call to schedule a future personal consultation or one of our same day personal consultation appointments. Same day consultations are made available beginning first thing each morning on a limited basis; call at 8:30am in the morning to find out the times available and to schedule on that day.

Learning Services is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Arlington Campus, 222E Founder's Hall:

Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:30am - 7pm, by appointment, when classes are in session. Call 703-993-2380 to schedule

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building:

Thursdays, 1pm - 5pm, by appointment. Call 703-993-2380 to schedule



Last updated: 01/9/14