Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

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CAPS helps Duke Students enhance strengths and develop abilities to successfully live, grow and learn in their personal and academic lives.  CAPS recognizes that we are living in unprecedented times and that the changes, challenges and stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted everyone, often in ways that are tax our well-being. 

We offer many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual and group counseling, couples counseling and more. CAPS staff also provide outreach to student groups, particularly programs supportive of at-risk populations, on a wide range of issues impacting them in various aspects of campus life. While the format of some of these services has changed, we remain available and committed to serving students through virtual platforms. 

CAPS is designed as a short-term care clinic. Therefore, we are limited in our ability to provide care for students needing long-term or more open-ended care. 

There are certain specialized services such as ADD/ADHD and treatment for Substance Use Disorders that are not available through CAPS, however, we can assist with referrals for these services. 

We do recognize that some students will need longer term or a more specialized type of care and we have a strong network with area community providers for these services.

CAPS has suspended in-person appointments in accordance with updated guidelines set forth by the University in light of concerns around COVID-19. CAPS continues to provide services to students via Telehealth. To initiate services, please contact our front desk staff at (919)-660-1000.