CAPS staff has extensive experience talking with students about a broad range of developmental, emotional and social concerns, which impact their experiences at Haverford.
Services are free of charge to students currently enrolled at Haverford and are tailored to meet the student’s individual needs. We do our utmost to ensure they are confidential, though there are very rare exceptions when confidentiality must be broken. Students are never mandated to attend CAPS.
All of the therapists at CAPS are qualified to talk about the following non exhaustive list of topics:
- ADD/ADHD and psychostimulant medications
- Anxiety & depression
- Cultural diversity, alienation and identity formation
- Drug and alcohol use
- Decisions about a major and career
- Eating issues
- Family worries
- Gender exploration/confusion
- Grief/dealing with loss
- Intrusive thoughts
- Learning differences
- Rape & sexual assault
- Sexual exploration/confusion
- Suicidal thoughts & feelings
- Traumatic events (past or present)
- Upset with friends or intimates
- Use of psychotropic medication
Gender Affirmation Letters
Counselors at CAPS can write letters of referral for gender affirming medical care. You do not need to be in therapy at CAPS to use this service!
CAPS counselors are available after business hours (which are 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., M-F) and on weekends (Friday afternoon until Monday morning) to consult in emergencies. If you are experiencing a crisis situation, call Haverford Safety and Security (610-896-1111) who will reach out to the CAPS counselor on-call. From there, the counselor reaches out to the student directly through a provided phone number.
Like other CAPS services, this service is not available during winter and summer breaks.