Welcome to CAPS!

The staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites all undergraduate students to make an initial appointment to meet with a CAPS clinician to discuss any concerns. During this initial meeting, the clinician will collaborate with the student to develop a care plan that best meets the student's needs. Possible care plans may include brief counseling at CAPS, group therapy, or off-campus therapy referrals. 

Hours and Contact Information

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed for lunch daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Phone: (931) 598-1325

Email: caps@sewanee.edu

Location: Wellness Commons, ground floor

Scope of Care

When appropriate, students are referred for brief, goal-oriented mental health counseling with a CAPS clinician. Although we don't impose a session limit, students are often able to meet their counseling goals within 4 or 5 sessions. Sessions typically take place every other week and last 45-50 minutes. Students are welcome to return to CAPS as needed throughout their time at Sewanee. Students needing longer-term or more intensive (i.e. weekly) therapy are typically provided with referral information for off-campus therapists (see Community Mental Health Provider link below). We also provide limited psychiatry services for undergraduate students who are existing CAPS students. 


To schedule an appointment, call (931) 598-1325 or walk in during business hours. 

Emergency Counseling Services

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday), a counselor at the center will see you that same day. You can call (931) 598-1325 for a same-day appointment, or just walk in to our office in the Wellness Commons. 


If you experience a mental health emergency outside of business hours, you can reach our 24-hour crisis line at (931) 598-1700. 


For reference, mental health emergencies would include:

  • Serious thoughts of suicide
  • Thoughts of harming someone else
  • Recent assault or abuse
  • Hallucinations
  • Recent death of a loved one or other significant loss
  • Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event
  • Other personal safety concerns

For immediate emergency care, call 911, call Campus Police at (931) 598-1111, or go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Student Portal

Use the student portal to find appointments, contact staff confidentially, and to fill out questionnaires. 


To find out more about making appointments, cancelling appointments, paying for appointments, confidentiality, and what to do in a crisis, see our FAQ page. 

Additional Resources

Additional emergency resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call or text 9-8-8
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741
  • TN Centerstone Crisis Care Line: (800) 681-7444
  • Students of Color Crisis Text Line: Text "STEVE" to 741741
  • Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth: (866) 488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
  • My SSP for International Students: 1 (866) 743-7732


See below for a list of community mental health providers, sexual assault resources, and additional wellness resources. 

Master's Level Internship

Are you in a Master's program for counseling or social work and looking for an internship location? Find out more about opportunities at Sewanee's CAPS!

Meet the CAPS Team