Counseling and Psychological Services

Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services!

***Please note: Our regular website is currently disabled. Please check back for more detailed information about programs and services.***

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of free services to students, faculty, and staff.  Services are provided by a staff of professional clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, learning specialists, and psychiatric providers.  Our free psychological services include individual and group counseling, emergency services, faculty and staff consultation, and referral services. Our free learning services include academic skills workshops, academic counseling, academic skills videos, tutoring resources, and our Academic Skills Certificate Program.

Contact Us

Call (703) 993-2380 to schedule an appointment or speak with a counselor

Fairfax, Student Union Building I, Rm 3129

Monday through Friday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Arlington, 222E Founder’s Hall

*By appointment, when classes are in session.

Science and Technology, Occoquan Building

*By appointment, when classes are in session.

Regardless of campus affiliation, any enrolled George Mason student, or those concerned about a student, can contact us at the phone number listed above to consult.

Our Mailing Address*

Counseling and Psychological Services, MSN 2A2

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

Call (703) 993-2380

Fax (703) 993-2378

*This mailing address applies to all three locations.

In Crisis?

For life-threatening emergencies at any time please dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Emergency Contacts

  • 9-1-1 (Mason Police Emergency) or (703) 993-2810 (Mason Police non-emergency)
  • Online Crisis Chat (2:00PM-2:00AM EST, Free, Confidential)
  • (703) 527-4077 (CrisisLink–Free, 24/7, Confidential)
  • 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline–Free, 24/7, Confidential)
  • 1-877-838-2838 (Veterans’ Crisis Hotline–Free, 24/7, Confidential)

Non-Emergency Contacts

When the university is open and during regular business hours (8:30AM-5:00PM), you may call:

When the university is closed, you may call:

  • Housing on-call staff (if you reside in campus housing)
  • (703) 993-2810 (Mason Police non-emergency, if you do not reside in campus housing)