Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Welcome to CAPS! We are a diverse range of cross-disciplinary staff who are personally and ethically committed to providing care that is rooted in cultural humility and social-justice values. With these values, we endeavor to see each student as a unique individual with their own intersectional narrative and recognize that healing could and should look different for different people, communities, and presenting concerns.
Mental Health Care Options for Students
CAPS provides an array of mental health services available to students: clinical services, groups and workshops, and options for care outside of CAPS.
Get Involved with CAPS
We are continuously creating new opportunities to connect with our Stanford communities through a wide variety of services and programming, such as our Let's Talk in Community and professional training programs.
Get to Know CAPS
Take a closer look at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Meet our staff, learn about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, access important forms and policies, view information about CAPS confidentiality and more.
New WPO Therapy Option for Students!
Through this program students can receive up to 5 free virtual therapy sessions (or in-person sessions if wanted and available) with a therapist, paid for by CAPS. WPO clinicians can also provide single-session therapy right at the time of your call.
How to Help a Student in Distress
There are many ways for friends, family, faculty and staff to help a student you may be concerned about. Below are some campus websites with resources to consult with you and assist students who may be in distress.
- Mental Health Resources at Stanford
- Resources for Our Communities
- Red Folder (for faculty, staff and student leaders)
- Office of Substance Use Programs Education & Resources
- Office of Accessible Education
- Academic Advising
- Protected Identity Harm Reporting
- Office of the Ombuds
- Grieving at Stanford
- Office for Religious and Spiritual Life