Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Getting Started with CAPS

Looking to initiate services at CAPS? Watch our video below to get started.

Looking to initiate services with CAPS?

If you would like to begin services at CAPS, please drop in between the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday and ask to speak with a counselor. No appointment needed!

You will meet with a counselor on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier in the day you come in the better. Please plan for an hour visit.

Here is what you can expect during an Access Consultation: 

  1. For this initial visit, you will meet with a counselor for about 15 minutes, in which the counselor will assess any concerns about your safety, evaluate if your needs can be met within CAPS’ brief treatment model, and determine where services are most appropriately provided; and
  2. You will leave with recommendations about next steps in your care, which may be at CAPS, another campus resource, or in the community. If services will be at CAPS, you will schedule future appointments with the same provider(s). Follow up visits at CAPS are about 45-50 minutes for Individual/Couples appointments and 90 minutes for Groups.

Local counselors are available to Marine Lab enrolled students through the Duke CAPS program. To utilize this service, please contact Referral Coordinator Lia Gilmore, LCSW,  Duke CAPS at 919-660-1012 or

Please contact Katie Wood @ 252-504-7586 if you have questions or concerns about the providers or the process. Please also feel free to connect with your program coordinators if you prefer.