National Suicide Prevention Month Anti-Racism Resources Statement on COVID-19 and Discrimination Virtual Workshops Psychological Services Learning Services Therapy Assistance Online

National Suicide Prevention Month

Check out our Suicide Prevention Month page for resources and information on suicide prevention.

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.

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.

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.

Learning Services

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

Therapy Assistance Online

TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides high-quality and dynamic treatment options and support for a variety of common mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, communication skills, etc.) as well as mindfulness and self-care resources.

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.

If you wish to speak with a counselor between 8:30am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday), please call the CAPS office at 703-993-2380 and our staff will gladly connect you with a counselor over the phone.

For mental health crises outside of business hours, please call CAPS at 703-993-2380, select option 1, to connect with an after-hours crisis counselor. For emergencies, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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.

What’s New at CAPS

  • Students can now access a free online mental health screening tool via Ulifeline.
  • Please check out our Fall 2020 Virtual Mental Health Workshops. 
  • Access our Upcoming Outreach Events page to stay up-to-date with CAPS’ latest events! 
  • Connect with CAPS on social media! Follow @caps_gmu on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date while classes are operating online.
  • Read our tips for responding to a friend in a crisis situation at our How to #TalkAboutIt page.
  • Check out our newest Podcasts and Videos! Learn about a variety of topics related to well-being, mental health and more!
  • Connect to online support through Therapy Assistance Online, an interactive, web-based program that provides educational interventions and support for a variety of common mental health concerns. 

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.

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

    Text HOME to 741-741



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 


Veterans Crisis Line

    800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line




Trans Lifeline


Mason Police