Contacting Mental Health Providers

Emergency Contacts

GMU Crisis Service:
703-993-2380, option 1
or
GMU Police: 703-993-2810
or
911
@caps_gmu
  • Understanding Anxiety: Unveiling the Invisible Struggle 🧠✨Anxiety can make you feel alone and overwhelmed. Be gentle with yourself, celebrate small achievements, and remember, anxiety doesn't define you. 

🌟 Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We are here to support you, reach out to us!

#AnxietySymptoms #MentalHealthMatters #AnxietyJourney #SelfCare #MasonCAPS #GMU_CAPS #gmucampus
  • 🌈 It’s Bisexuality Awareness Week! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Let's celebrate love in all its beautiful forms! πŸ©·πŸ’œπŸ’™ This Bisexuality Awareness Week, let's spread love, acceptance, and understanding. Bisexuality is a beautiful part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

#BisexualityAwarenessWeek #LoveisLove #Youarevalid #LGBTQ #SpreadLove #Bivisibility #Bisexuality #gmu #gmucaps #gmucampus
  • 🌟 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 🌟 Join us in honoring the rich history and contributions of the Hispanic community. Swipe for a treasure trove of educational resources and to learn about this vibrant community. Let's learn, grow, and celebrate together! 🌎

 #HispanicHeritageMonth
  • Ready to explore the journey of self-discovery as a male-identified individual? Join our Men and Masculinity Therapy Group and unlock the power of embracing your true self. 🌟 Let's break the stigma and build healthier, happier lives together. 🌟 

#MenAndMasculinity #SelfDiscovery #BreakTheStigma #gmu #gmucampus #gmucaps
  • πŸŒ™βœ¨ Dive into the soothing world of ASMR and let your worries drift away on a cloud of relaxation. 🎧✨ 

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) may bring therapeutic benefits by reducing heart rate and regulating positive and negative affect (Poerio et al., 2018).
#ASMRMagic #RelaxAndChill
Understanding Anxiety: Unveiling the Invisible Struggle 🧠✨Anxiety can make you feel alone and overwhelmed. Be gentle with yourself, celebrate small achievements, and remember, anxiety doesn't define you. 🌟 Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We are here to support you, reach out to us! #AnxietySymptoms #MentalHealthMatters #AnxietyJourney #SelfCare #MasonCAPS #GMU_CAPS #gmucampus
4 days ago
View on Instagram |
1/5
🌈 It’s Bisexuality Awareness Week! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Let's celebrate love in all its beautiful forms! πŸ©·πŸ’œπŸ’™ This Bisexuality Awareness Week, let's spread love, acceptance, and understanding. Bisexuality is a beautiful part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

#BisexualityAwarenessWeek #LoveisLove #Youarevalid #LGBTQ #SpreadLove #Bivisibility #Bisexuality #gmu #gmucaps #gmucampus
🌈 It’s Bisexuality Awareness Week! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Let's celebrate love in all its beautiful forms! πŸ©·πŸ’œπŸ’™ This Bisexuality Awareness Week, let's spread love, acceptance, and understanding. Bisexuality is a beautiful part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

#BisexualityAwarenessWeek #LoveisLove #Youarevalid #LGBTQ #SpreadLove #Bivisibility #Bisexuality #gmu #gmucaps #gmucampus
🌈 It’s Bisexuality Awareness Week! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Let's celebrate love in all its beautiful forms! πŸ©·πŸ’œπŸ’™ This Bisexuality Awareness Week, let's spread love, acceptance, and understanding. Bisexuality is a beautiful part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

#BisexualityAwarenessWeek #LoveisLove #Youarevalid #LGBTQ #SpreadLove #Bivisibility #Bisexuality #gmu #gmucaps #gmucampus
🌈 It’s Bisexuality Awareness Week! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Let's celebrate love in all its beautiful forms! πŸ©·πŸ’œπŸ’™ This Bisexuality Awareness Week, let's spread love, acceptance, and understanding. Bisexuality is a beautiful part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

#BisexualityAwarenessWeek #LoveisLove #Youarevalid #LGBTQ #SpreadLove #Bivisibility #Bisexuality #gmu #gmucaps #gmucampus
🌈 It’s Bisexuality Awareness Week! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Let's celebrate love in all its beautiful forms! πŸ©·πŸ’œπŸ’™ This Bisexuality Awareness Week, let's spread love, acceptance, and understanding. Bisexuality is a beautiful part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum. #BisexualityAwarenessWeek #LoveisLove #Youarevalid #LGBTQ #SpreadLove #Bivisibility #Bisexuality #gmu #gmucaps #gmucampus
6 days ago
View on Instagram |
2/5
🌟 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 🌟 Join us in honoring the rich history and contributions of the Hispanic community. Swipe for a treasure trove of educational resources and to learn about this vibrant community. Let's learn, grow, and celebrate together! 🌎

 #HispanicHeritageMonth
🌟 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 🌟 Join us in honoring the rich history and contributions of the Hispanic community. Swipe for a treasure trove of educational resources and to learn about this vibrant community. Let's learn, grow, and celebrate together! 🌎

 #HispanicHeritageMonth
🌟 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 🌟 Join us in honoring the rich history and contributions of the Hispanic community. Swipe for a treasure trove of educational resources and to learn about this vibrant community. Let's learn, grow, and celebrate together! 🌎

 #HispanicHeritageMonth
🌟 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 🌟 Join us in honoring the rich history and contributions of the Hispanic community. Swipe for a treasure trove of educational resources and to learn about this vibrant community. Let's learn, grow, and celebrate together! 🌎

 #HispanicHeritageMonth
🌟 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 🌟 Join us in honoring the rich history and contributions of the Hispanic community. Swipe for a treasure trove of educational resources and to learn about this vibrant community. Let's learn, grow, and celebrate together! 🌎 #HispanicHeritageMonth
1 week ago
View on Instagram |
3/5
Ready to explore the journey of self-discovery as a male-identified individual? Join our Men and Masculinity Therapy Group and unlock the power of embracing your true self. 🌟 Let's break the stigma and build healthier, happier lives together. 🌟 #MenAndMasculinity #SelfDiscovery #BreakTheStigma #gmu #gmucampus #gmucaps
1 week ago
View on Instagram |
4/5
πŸŒ™βœ¨ Dive into the soothing world of ASMR and let your worries drift away on a cloud of relaxation. 🎧✨ Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) may bring therapeutic benefits by reducing heart rate and regulating positive and negative affect (Poerio et al., 2018). #ASMRMagic #RelaxAndChill
1 week ago
View on Instagram |
5/5

In many cases, you will likely not reach someone directly by phone when you call. Many providers in private practice do not have a receptionist, so they will not be available to answer if they are in session.

  • If this is the case, speak slowly and clearly, and leave a voice message stating your name, phone number, a brief description of the reason for your call (your interest in asking some questions and scheduling an appointment), and the best times to reach you. You can expect to receive a call back within the next few days.

Providers may be able to answer some questions before you make an appointment. To be an informed consumer, these are some questions to ask before scheduling an appointment:

  • My concerns are ____ and I am looking for a therapist/psychiatrist.
  • Do you have openings for new clients? What is your availability (e.g., days/times)?
  • What is the cost per session? What are your payment policies (e.g., forms of payment accepted, when is payment due, do you offer payment plans)?
  • I have ____ insurance. Are you an in-network or out-of-network provider?
  • I do not have insurance. Do you offer any discounts or other arrangements such as a sliding scale for students?

If you are able to speak directly with the provider over the phone, below are some additional questions to consider asking. You can also ask the following questions during the first session. These questions will help you to get a sense of whether a provider may be a good match for you.

  • My concerns are ____ OR I have been feeling ___ and it is affecting me ____.
  • Do you have experience addressing these concerns?
  • What is your approach to working with these concerns?
  • Do you have a professional license? If yes, what type? If no, are you being supervised by someone with a professional license?
  • What is your therapy style? How do you typically run a session?