Psychological Services Learning Services Mason CARES Multicultural Commitment Workshops Therapist Assisted Online

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.


Suicide is the second leading cause of death in college students. Mason CARES has trained thousands within the Mason community on how to have the difficult, but potentially life-saving conversation with individuals in crisis.


Free Mason CARES Training

Students register here

Faculty/Staff register here

Multicultural Commitment

Our free psychological and learning services support students of diverse backgrounds.


CAPS workshops can teach you 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.


Therapist Assisted 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.


In an effort to protect the health of both our students and our staff, Counseling & Psychological Services is offering all counseling and crisis services virtually at this time.

If you wish to speak with a counselor between 9:00am-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 contact your Community Director or Campus Police at 703-993-2810.

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

Virtual Workshops:

CAPS is offering Virtual Mental Health Workshops.

Academic Success Workshops are being offered virtually.

Additional Resources to Cope with COVID-19:

CDC: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety 

7 Science Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

How to Cope with Anxiety About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak    

Students may also access online support through TAO. Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) is an interactive, web-based program that provides educational interventions and support for a variety of common mental health concerns.

lotus logo next to TAO

  • Connect with CAPS on social media! Follow @caps_gmu on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date while classes are operating online.
  • How to #TalkAboutIt – Read our tips for responding to a friend in a crisis situation.
  • Podcasts and Videos – Check out our newest Podcasts and Videos! Learn more from our very own CAPS Counselors on various topics related to well-being, mental health and more!

We provide a wide range of free services to students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided by a staff of licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, 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.

CAPS at Mason is Here for You:

We recognize that many students at Mason may be impacted by historical and recent events. As a staff, we hold firm to Mason’s values, commitment to campus well-being, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. CAPS staff and the services we offer are here to help students navigate through these times.

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, supportive, 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 741-741



National Suicide

    Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line

    800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line




Non-Emergency Contacts

Counseling and Psychological Services


Student Support and Advocacy Center


Mason Police