Let’s Help Our Students Psychological Services Virtual Workshops Anti-Racism Resources

Let’s Help Our Students

A Faculty and Staff Guide for Supporting Student Well-Being and Mental Health at Mason.

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.

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.

CAPS at Mason is Here for You

Counseling & Psychological Services provides a wide range of free services to students. CAPS offers crisis, counseling, and psychiatric services virtually, and limited services in person. Services are provided by a staff of licensed clinical psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed social workers, doctoral-level trainees, and a board-certified psychiatrist. Our individual and group counseling, workshops, 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

 January 3, 2022 to January 21, 2022 — Virtual Services Only

 Monday through Friday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Welcome!  CAPS provides 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 therapy and can continue to work with them, we encourage the student to continue care with their current provider.

In order to begin services with CAPS,  please call us at  703-993-2380 during our business hours. Due to the rise in COVID cases, we are only offering services via telehealth during this time.

If you are experiencing a crisis after our business hours or on weekends or holidays, please call us at 703-993-2380. Please select option 1 in our phone system to be connected to an after-hours crisis counselor.

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. If you have student health insurance through Aetna, you may also choose to access services through TelaDoc .


What’s New at CAPS

  • Our Spring 2022 workshops will be posted soon!
  • 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

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.