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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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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.

Contact Us & Get Immediate Help

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Connect to Support

CAPS provides an array of mental health services available to students: clinical services, groups and workshops, and options for care outside of CAPS.

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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. 

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CAPS Outreach

What is Outreach? Outreach is our way of extending the caring wisdom and expertise of the traditional counseling session into the broader Stanford community.

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Professional Training Programs

Interested in further training opportunities with CAPS? Explore the psychology internship, postdoctoral fellowship, and psychiatry residency training opportunities that are available. 

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CAPS is offering an additional therapy option for students

New WPO Therapy Option for Students!

Through this program students can receive up to 3 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.

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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.