About

Services are available during the academic year without charge to all full-time Haverford Students.

College faculty and other Haverford employees may meet with us for a variety of reasons, including personal concerns and issues of student development. When talks with faculty and other employees are about personal concerns, we direct our efforts towards finding an appropriate referral to a professional or service off-campus.

Facts About CAPS

  • Over the past 5 years (2010-2015) on average 28.5% of the student enrollment (approx. 1200 total) had at least one consultation with a counselor.
  • Students can be seen for one session or many.
  • At CAPS we tailor our services to the needs of the individual student and try to allow the needs of the student to determine the number of visits.
    • Last year (2014-2015) the average number of appointments was 9.5/student.
    • 46.5% of students had between 1-6 sessions.
    • 22.9% of students were seen for 7-12 sessions.
    • 30.5% of students were seen for 13 or more sessions.
  • If the student prefers an off-campus referral or when there is a problem we do not feel we can be helpful in addressing we will assist the student in accessing outside resources.
  • Often in the middle of the semesters there is a strong surge of interest in seeing a CAPS counselor. When this happens it may take longer than typical to arrange an appointment. However, almost all students are offered appointments within 10 days of contacting CAPS.
  • At CAPS we believe the relationship between student and therapist is the most important thing. If you feel that you would benefit from seeing someone else, please do not hesitate to let us know that. You can communicate that directly to your counselor, email Patty Rawlings, contact us at hc-caps@haverford.edu, or fill out the following form.
Example areas of concern for discussion:
  • Learning Problems/Disabilities
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Rape & Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Confusion
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Upsets with Friends or Intimates
  • Use of Psychotropic Medication