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Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) takes a collaborative approach to mental health services to assist students in improving their lives. Our diverse staff offers a range of psychological treatment and prevention services in an inclusive, compassionate, affirming and socially just environment. CAPS provides a range of mental health services to the Brown community, including brief and intermittent individual psychological treatment, mental health support, medication management, training and consultation for faculty and staff, crisis stabilization, after hours assessment and urgent care, outreach programming, and groups. CAPS providers work with students to create an individualized treatment plan, with options for services within and outside of the University. 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM during the school year 

Contact CAPS: 401-863-3476

Location: 450 Brook St, Providence, RI 02906

Timely Considerations

Support for Students in Crisis: If you are experiencing a crisis or have an urgent concern, an urgent care clinician will see you that same day. The clinician will talk to you about your urgent concerns, assess for safety, and make a plan.

Final Exam Support: Starting November 28, CAPS providers will gradually conclude regular therapy with most patients to ensure there is capacity to support students as the semester draws to a close. From that point until the end of the fall semester, students can call or visit the CAPS office to schedule a next-day, 30-minute appointment. This solution-focused appointment will allow the clinician and student to assess their most immediate concerns and develop a plan.

CAPS Resources:

  • To contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for a routine appointment please give us a call (401-863-3476) or visit us at the Health & Wellness Building (450 Brook Street, Providence, RI) during our regular business hours. 
  • For crisis needs, call CAPS at 401-863-3476. Support is available 24/7 and 365 days/year. During our regular business hours, you can also walk into CAPS to request crisis assistance.  
  • Speak with a CAPS provider about HealthiestYou if you are seeking teletherapy.  

Additional Campus Life Resources:

Additional Resources:

JED Foundation 

Text “START” to 741-741

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The JED Foundation is a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults.

https://jedfoundation.org/

National Suicide Prevention Life

988

24/7 free, confidential support for people in distress.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The Steve Fund

Text STEVE to 741741 

The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

https://www.stevefund.org/

The Trevor Project 

TrevorText: Text START to 678-678

Trevor Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386

Trevor chat: secure/free/confidential instant messaging service (chat at: trevorproject.org)

The Trevor Project is a leading US organization. providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. 

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

TRANS LIFELINE

877-565-8860

A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support and resources they need to survive and thrive.

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Samaritans of RI 

401-272-4044

24 Hour Crisis Hotline/Listening Line;

http://www.samaritansri.org/