Counseling and Psychological Services, located in Merion Gardens, promotes the psychological wellbeing of Saint Joseph’s University students through the provision of a variety of therapeutic interventions and outreach programs. The delivery of these services is framed by “transformative learning goals” and occurs within a campus climate that supports the whole person; academically, socially, physically and spiritually.
CAPS offers a safe atmosphere where personal concerns can be openly explored and discussed with a professionally trained counselor. Counseling services are voluntary, confidential and free of charge.
The professional staff of CAPS is available to provide outreach programs, guest lectures and trainings on a variety of topics for students, faculty, and staff. Consultation with CAPS staff is available upon request.
JED Campus Program
Saint Joseph's University is an active member of the JED Campus Program. It is designed to help colleges and universities enhance emotional well-being and mental health promotion efforts, reduce substance abuse, and prevent suicide among their students.
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.