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.

Our current hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00. Outside of our typical work hours CAPS support is available to all students, regardless of location, by calling the CAPS phone number: 401-863-3476.

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.  
  • Access teletherapy via Healthiest You for 24/7 care regardless of where you are traveling, researching or studying- nationally or internationally.

Contact us through your patient portal

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.


National Suicide Prevention Life


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


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.


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. 




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


Samaritans of RI 


24 Hour Crisis Hotline/Listening Line;