Welcome

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks to create a welcoming environment in which all members of the Emory community feel safe and valued. Our goal is to support the academic mission of the university by fostering the intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and psychological well-being of Emory students through the provision of various clinical services, community-level interventions, consultation, collaboration with campus partners, advising of student groups, and clinical training. We are a diverse and multi-theoretical group of clinicians who value compassion, diversity, cultural humility, and social justice.

Contact and Hours of Operation

Address: 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-7450
Fax: (404) 727-2906
Crisis/Walk-in Hours: 8:30-3:30, Monday-Friday
Hours of Operation: 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday

PLEASE NOTE: If Emory University is closed due to weather or other emergency, then CAPS is also closed. In such circumstances, students will be contacted to reschedule appointments once the university reopens.

Confidentiality

Counseling often includes the disclosure of sensitive personal information and it is important that you feel safe discussing private matters with your counselor.

We want you to know that CAPS respects your need for privacy and maintains strict adherence to professional ethics codes and legal rules of confidentiality. Information shared between a client and counselor, including a student's clinical contact with our office, cannot be released to anyone -- including family members or the University -- without the consent of the student. There are certain situations in which CAPS is legally obligated to make an exception to confidentiality, including:

  • To prevent imminent danger to self or an identifiable other.
  • In situations where a child or vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected.
  • When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings.

It is also important to note that the electronic clinical record keeping system at CAPS is also confidential and is separate and distinct from other record keeping systems at the university.

Students with Disabilities

If you require a disability-related accommodation for counseling or to attend a workshop or presentation, please speak with the front desk staff or your counselor about this so that we may assist you. Please note that we have forms available in enlarged font to facilitate paperwork completion if needed. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) at Emory can assist with requests for accommodations at CAPS or events sponsored by CAPS. You may contact OAS by calling 404.727.9877 (voice) or 404.712.2049 (TDD). You can also find additional information on their website.