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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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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.

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Infographic

Explore an overview of CAPS services as well as learn how to schedule an appointment through our downloadable info graphic. 

Ways to Connect With CAPS

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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. Additionally, satellite clinics in multiple community centers offer Let’s Talk in community.

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. 

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.

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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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.

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Additional no cost option for virtual medical and mental health care.

New TimelyCare option for students!

TimelyCare is offered as a supplement to the extensive existing in-person and virtual services offered by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Vaden Medical Services, and other Vaden and on-campus resources. This no cost service offers enrolled students residing in the United States virtual medical and mental health care 24/7, 365 days/year and up to 12 scheduled mental health therapy sessions per academic year.

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