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Counseling and Psychological Services

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Department Overview

PLEASE NOTE: CAPS is closed for the summer.

CAPS is closed for the summer as of Friday, 5/24/19, reopening on Monday, 9/2/19.

In case of an emergency, please contact Public Safety (Benjamin West Building) at 610-328-8333.

Also, the CAPS On-Call Counselor is available 24/7 and may be reached at 610-328-7768.



Welcome to Swarthmore College’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Our mission is to promote students' well-being within a safe and confidential environment through a range of psychological support and consultation services. We provide individual and group counseling, assessment, consultation, and referral services to the Swarthmore community.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

These values are at the core of our profession and the services we provide. The Counseling Center is dedicated to making our care accessible to all students, and our staff is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment that embraces the richness of our diverse community.

Frequently asked questions about counseling and confidentiality

Our counseling center staff is here to support the Swarthmore community.

A woman sits smiling at a reception desk

Students who come to counseling meet Terry McGrath, our administrative assistant who schedules appointments.

A counselor is listening to another person

CAPS offers a confidential and quiet space to discuss personal or sensitive matters.

An exterior view of the CAPS building

Worth Health Center is the home of Counseling and Psychological Services. Located a short distance from the center of campus in a magnolia grove, it offers a retreat from the busy pace of academic life and a place to meet confidentially.

Our counseling center staff is here to support the Swarthmore community.

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