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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all CAPS sessions except crisis sessions will be offered virtually.  We believe that being able to see facial expressions is critical to the clinical encounter and will meet with students via Zoom until further notice.  If you would like to know more about virtual counseling and its potential benefit to you, please contact CAPS.

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

  • 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

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 emergency resources.

Other Services


Swarthmore College is partnering with Talkspace. Visit the Talkspace page to learn more. Talkspace will be available to all Swarthmore students.


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.


Students who require additional resources can read our off-campus counseling referral process 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.