Time Limited Individual Counseling

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at George Mason University offers a variety of psychological services designed to assist students in resolving issues that cause emotional distress and interfere with personal goals and academic success.

The first step is to complete an Initial Consultation appointment during which you will speak briefly with a clinician about your concerns and collaboratively identify how best to address your needs. This may involve referrals to resources on- and off-campus and/or to services offered by CAPS, including group counseling, skills-based workshops, case management, time-limited individual counseling, psychiatric services, and learning services.

Due to high demand for clinical services, individual counseling at CAPS is time limited and dependent on treatment needs and availability. While some concerns can be effectively addressed in a time limited format, it is also quite common for student concerns to require longer term care. When this is the case, clinicians assist students in connecting to the appropriate community services to ensure they receive the best treatment.

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

    Crisis Text Line
    Text 741-741
    CrisisLink
    703-527-4077
    National Suicide
    Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-8255
    Veterans Crisis Line
    800-273-8255, Press 1
    Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line
    703-380-1434
    TrevorLifeline
    866-488-7386
    Trans Lifeline
    877-565-8860

Non-Emergency Contacts

    Counseling and Psychological Services
    703-993-2380
    Student Support and Advocacy Center
    703-993-3686
    Mason Police
    703-993-2810