Anti-Racism Resources Statement on COVID-19 and Discrimination Learning Services Psychological Services Virtual Workshops

Anti-Racism Resources

Access our Anti-Racism page for tools and support to help in caring for yourself and building up your voice in a country that often seeks to silence those who speak and act against White supremacy.

Statement on COVID-19 and Discrimination

Here at CAPS, we stand by the fact that viruses have no nationality, race, or ethnicity. Access our COVID-19 page for more information and services to support you during this time.

Learning Services

Our free learning services include academic skills workshops, academic skills videos, academic coaching, and our Academic Skills Certificate Program.

Psychological Services

Our free and confidential psychological services include group counseling, skills-based workshops, case management, crisis consultations, time-limited individual counseling as well as faculty and staff consultation.

Virtual Workshops

We are currently offering Virtual Workshops to help teach skills to cope with stress. They are free and open to all Mason students. Each session has different content and you may attend one, many, or all.

CAPS at Mason is Here for You

We provide a wide range of free services to students. Services are provided by a staff of clinical psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, doctoral-level trainees, learning specialists, and a psychiatrist. Our individual and group therapy, workshops, online self-help, and community education programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance. For distance learners, please see our Resources for Distance Learning page. We also provide consultation to faculty and staff who have concerns about a student.

Summer Hours

Our academic year business hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. From June 1, 2021 to August 13, 2021, our phones are answered by our front desk staff from 11am to 5pm for intakes, routine appointments, and any other needed assistance. If you wish to speak with a counselor between 11:00am -5:00pm (Monday-Friday), please call the CAPS office at 703-993-2380 and our front desk staff will gladly connect you with a counselor over the phone.

Outside of business hours, if you are a student in crisis, or are a faculty or staff member, or a community member concerned about a student who is in crisis, please call CAPS at 703-993-2380, listen to the greeting message, and select option 1, to connect with an after-hours crisis counselor. For emergencies, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

COVID-19 CAPS Update

In an effort to protect the health of our students and our staff, we offer all counseling and crisis services virtually at this time. We also offer Virtual Mental Health Workshops and Virtual Academic Success Workshops. Please see our COVID-19 page for resources on how to cope and to read our statement on COVID-19 and discrimination.

What’s New at CAPS

CAPS “What To Expect” – Transcript

Pledge of Support

At Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), we recognize that incidents of racism both within our campus community and outside of it can significantly impact the emotional well-being of our community members, particularly people of color. We acknowledge the significant pain that race-related aggression activates and the reality of racial trauma. We understand the ways in which power, privilege, and oppression can inflict hurt onto members of the Mason community.

It is our mission to support members of the Mason community by creating a safe, affirming, and inclusive environment that embraces diversity and honors the intersecting identities of everyone on our campus. CAPS provides a confidential space where students may seek support and process their feelings and reactions.