Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)


CAPS provides a wide range of services toward meeting the mental health and student development needs of Duke students.  We don’t simply understand those needs in terms of individual students.  We also recognize the importance of addressing the life issues of particular student communities and the Duke University campus community, overall.

In terms of individual clinical issues, staff members provide confidential assessment and brief counseling/therapy for students whose concerns range from the normal challenges of everyday life to more disruptive psychological concerns to concerns about friends or family members. Any problem is an appropriate to talk over with a counselor, including:

  • Academic performance
  • Family, friend and partner relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Loss of an important relationship
  • Illness or death of a loved one
  • Sexual orientation
  • Problems with Depression or Anxiety
  • Eating and body image concerns
  • Sexual assault and violence
  • Race, ethnicity, nationality, or other cultural identity
  • Gender identity