Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

About Us

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps Duke students enhance strengths and develop abilities to successfully live, grow and learn in their personal and academic lives. We offer many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual counseling/psychotherapy, consultation, couples and group counseling, assistance with referrals, and more. CAPS staff also provide outreach education programs to student groups, particularly programs supportive of at-risk populations. on a wide range of issues impacting them in various aspects of campus life.

Faculty, administrators, staff, parents and concerned students are also encouraged to contact CAPS to discuss students in need of assistance, or to address other matters relating to mental health in the university community.

The CAPS staff includes psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists experienced in working with college-age adults. From the everyday challenges of life to more profound impairment or "interruption" of daily functioning, we recognize that any student may face some level of challenge at any point in their careers here at Duke. Our work is guided by sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student body.

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

In addition, certain specialized services are not available through CAPS. These include ADD/ADHD services and Substance abuse treatment.

We do recognize that several our students will need longer term or a more specialized type of care and we have a strong network with area community providers for these.  For more information on these community resources, contact the CAPS Referral Coordinator at 919-660-1000.