Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Richmond offers a wide range of short-term services to currently enrolled, full-time, degree-seeking students, (as well as full-time undergraduate visiting students living on-campus; e.g., exchange students) at the University of Richmond. Over one third of UR students use CAPS services at least once before they graduate. CAPS is fully accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS).


CAPS is open for administrative concerns, and will resume client care August 15th.

Students seeking off-campus therapy can use this platform to find community mental health providers, the services they provide, insurances they accept, and their contact information.

Statements to UR Students on Racial & Social Injustice

Health and Well-being Unit mission is the creation and [maintenance] of a culture and community of health and well-being. Please read our statements to UR Students. 

The  CAPS Peer Support Warmline is a non-urgent chat option for UR students who want to talk to a trained peer.  The warmline will be available to receive messages via the support widget on the CAPS homepage. The warmline is available seven days a week, 8pm-2am (except during fall, winter, spring breaks and over the summer). All text responders are UR students trained to provide empathetic, confidential mental health support for non-emergent situations. Students can click on the green support widget on the CAPS homepage or resources page to start a chat with a trained, confidential peer. We have 36 interns (24 currently trained), from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. NOTE - the Peer Support Warmline is now closed for the summer.

Students experiencing a mental-health crisis:

During the academic year, either call or walk-in to CAPS during open hours – DO NOT EMAIL.  After hours and during the summer, please call the University of Richmond Police at (804) 289-8911, call 911 for your local police department, or go directly to your nearest emergency room.

CAPS Statement on Racial Injustice

We offer these reflections in light of the tragic events that have given way to civil unrest, protest and denunciation of anti-Blackness. We strive to support Spider communities across the globe.

UR Well Events

No events scheduled at this time.

Hours and Location

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Closed 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. for staff meeting

CAPS follows the University academic calendar and University inclement weather for closings & delays.

 Well-Being Center, 3rd Floor, 363 College Road, Richmond, VA  23173 


CAPS staff is committed to being open, welcoming, and accessible to students of all backgrounds.


Except for certain rare legal situations, all CAPS information, including whether or not a student made an appointment, is confidential and cannot be released to anyone else without the student's permission.

See the CAPS Informed Consent and Privacy Policy documents for additional information.