Student Life


Counseling and Psychological Services

Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)! Our office promotes the psychological well-being of the SJU community through preventive programming and therapeutic interventions. CAPS provides individual and group counseling, workshops, guest lectures, referral services, consultation and training.

Please note:  CAPS will be closed for the holiday break at 4:30 PM Tuesday, Dec 22, and will reopen Monday, 8:30 AM, January 4.  If you are experiencing an emergency, please call Public Safety at 610-660-1111 and they will direct your call.

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Our Services

Individual Counseling Individual Counseling - CAPS offers a safe atmosphere where personal concerns can be openly explored and discussed with a professionally trained psychologist. Counseling services are voluntary, confidential and free of charge.
Group Counseling Group Counseling - For wider-ranging issues, ongoing support groups and discussion groups are offered on a variety of topics.
Group Counseling Outreach and Consultation - The professional staff of CAPS is available to provide educational programs in classrooms or residence halls for students, faculty and staff.
Self Help

Urgent Care - Walk-In - Students with urgent concerns may see one of the professional staff in our private Walk-In Office in LaFarge Residence Center (Rm 54, first floor).  Open weekdays 11am-12:30pm. In our main office (A504 Merion Gardens) a walk-in hour is available each weekday afternoon.  Walk-in visits are brief (15-20 minutes) and allow for immediate access to our services. No appointment is necessary.


Confidentiality Statement:   So that students can talk freely and openly with a CAPS counselor about their concerns, we maintain strict professional standards of confidentiality and privacy under the laws of the Commonwealth of the Pennsylvania and ethical guidelines set for forth by the American Psychological Association. Confidentiality may not apply if a person is deemed to be in imminent danger to self or others, in cases where the counselor has reason to suspect a child under 18 is being or has been abused or by order in a court proceeding.  To ensure the highest quality of care, CAPS psychologists may consult with one another on cases. Every effort is made to safeguard the privacy of the client during these consultations.