Making an Appointment

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to speak with a clinician at our office, please call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 703-993-2380 during our business hours.

The first step is to complete an Initial Consultation (IC). Administrative Support Staff at CAPS will help schedule the IC, and as part of the process, will ask for your name, contact information, and a few other pieces of information.

During the IC, you will speak briefly with a clinician to discuss your concerns and review options for support. IC’s occur primarily by telephone, though in-person appointments will be made on a case by case basis.

We will attempt to schedule the IC within four business days of you requesting an appointment at CAPS. However, you can walk into our office for a same day appointment to speak with an on-call crisis clinician if you are concerned about your ability to keep yourself or others safe or if you are experiencing current, significant emotional distress.

Counseling services are offered at the Fairfax, Arlington, and Science and Technology campuses so please let your clinician know if your needs include services at a specific campus location.

We are glad that you are exploring options for assistance. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about how to connect with a clinician at our office.

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




Trans Lifeline


Non-Emergency Contacts

Counseling and Psychological Services


Student Support and Advocacy Center


Mason Police