Emergency Contacts

Thanksgiving Break Schedule
Counseling and Psychological Services will be closed starting at 5 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. We will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 28, 2022.
For mental health crises when we are closed, please call CAPS at 703-993-2380 and select option 1, to connect with an after-hours crisis counselor.
For emergencies, please call Mason Police at 703-993-2810, or call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.
Welcome!  CAPS provides free and confidential short-term mental health services for enrolled students.  When a student’s needs require a different level of care, CAPS works with students to transition care to community providers. If a student is currently seeing a professional in the community for counseling and can continue to work with them, we encourage the student to continue care with their current provider. If you are interested in connecting with a provider in the community for long term counseling, please visit our Find a Community Provider page for our database of community provider options and other options for connecting with a therapist. In order to begin services with CAPS, please call us at 703-993-2380 or come to our office (SUB 1, Suite 3129):

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday between 9am and 12pm, or Wednesday between 12:30pm and 3:30pm, to speak briefly with a counselor about your needs and to schedule a future appointment, if appropriate.
  • If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact us anytime during our normal business hours of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am to 4:30pm, or Wednesday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm, to speak with a crisis counselor and determine how best to support your needs. Please visit https://caps.gmu.edu/crisis-consultation/ for more information.
  • For mental health crises when we are closed, please call CAPS at 703-993-2380 and select option 1, to connect with an after-hours crisis counselor.

For emergencies, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required in CAPS. We are a designated healthcare facility. Please see University Policy 1415.II.2b as a reference. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask in CAPS, please let us know, and we can offer you telehealth services.

What’s New at CAPS

  • Mason students now have FREE access to TimelyCare – a virtual health and well-being platform crafted specifically for college students! Students can access their services by going to their website: TimelyCare
  • Our workshops are posted here.
  • Access our Upcoming Outreach Events page to stay up-to-date with CAPS’ latest events!
  • Students can now access a free online mental health screening tool via Ulifeline.
  • Access suicide prevention resources on our  Suicide Prevention page.
  • Check out our newest Podcasts and Videos ! Learn about a variety of topics related to well-being, mental health, and more!

CAPS Services 2021-2022 – 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.