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Services

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all CAPS sessions will be offered virtually for the fall 2020 semester. Please note that, as outlined below, services will vary depending on the state you currently reside in.

In-State Services     |     Out-of-State Services

Counseling and Psychological Services provides individual and group counseling, medication management, assessment, consultation, and referral services to the Swarthmore College community. We provide short- and long-term counseling and psychiatry services free of charge for enrolled students and consultative services to faculty and staff.

Our services are intended to be both preventive and therapeutic. We have extensive experience counseling students with a broad range of concerns, including:

  • ADHD
  • adjustment struggles
  • anxiety
  • body image concerns
  • depression
  • eating concerns
  • grief
  • OCD
  • panic disorders
  • relationship difficulties
  • sexual abuse
  • sexual assault
  • sexuality
  • substance abuse
  • suicidal ideation
  • trauma

In-State Services

Individual Psychotherapy

In the fall 2020 semester, all students who reside in Pennsylvania, whether on- or off- campus, will be able to access individual therapy services virtually at CAPS. Beginning  August 31, 2020, you may request an appointment by completing this form.

Swarthmore College’s Counseling and Psychological Services offers short- and longer-term individual therapy based on student needs. Short-term therapy can focus on helping students to effectively manage a discrete challenge or to make a desired change in their life. In comparison, longer-term therapy offers the opportunity to address a student's overall development and longstanding concerns.

CAPS ON CALL

As always, CAPS On-Call is also available for consultation 24 hours a day, every day of the year at 610-328-7768. There are multiple types of services available for urgent mental health needs. View available resources.

Out-of-State Services

Individual CONSULTATION

Due to state licensing regulations, CAPS will shift our delivery of services to out of state students this fall 2020 semester. CAPS counselors will offer up to 3 tele-consultation sessions to out of state students. Beginning August 31, 2020, you may request an appointment by completing this form.

CAPS ON CALL

As always, CAPS On-Call is also available for consultation 24 hours a day, every day of the year at 610-328-7768. There are multiple types of services available for urgent mental health needs. View available resources.

Other Services

Talkspace

Swarthmore College is partnering with Talkspace. Visit the Talkspace page to learn more. Talkspace will be available to all Swarthmore students regardless of their state of residence.

Group Psychotherapy

CAPS plans to offer alternatives to its Group Therapy program this fall and will share more information as soon as it is available.

Psychiatry

Medication management is available to students engaged in ongoing individual or group psychotherapy. Consultation is provided by licensed psychiatrists. A counselor must meet with a student before their first psychiatry appointment.

Referrals to Other Providers

Students who require additional resources can read our off-campus counseling referral process and list of off-campus providers or work with a counselor to locate the services outside the College.

We also recommend that you contact your insurance company for additional information about your benefits and coverage.

View Swarthmore College student insurance information

View a list of services Counseling and Psychological Services does not provide