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.

Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services

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. Please call (703)993-2380 to schedule an appointment or come to our daily walk-in Initial Consultations between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm daily Monday through Friday.

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Find Out What’s New at CAPS!

  • Join us on February 20 at 6:00pm in the Patriot Lounge for Outspoken: Open Mic Night! Send in your submissions to by February 10.
  • Connect with CAPS on social media! Follow @caps_gmu on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our latest events.
  • 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!
  • Introducing Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) to the Mason community! This is an interactive, web-based program that provides educational interventions and support for a variety of common mental health concerns.

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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. If you would like to connect with a CAPS counselor, we invite you to call or stop by the Fairfax location in SUB I, suite 3129. We are here for you. Your emotions are valid and they matter. You are not alone.

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