Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) CAPS fosters the well-being of students and helps them succeed by providing a full range of clinical services, consultation, and outreach to the campus community. CAPS offers confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is available for in person and telehealth (virtual) appointments. All services held virtually through telehealth require students to be located in the state of Colorado to receive telehealth services. If you are a student located out of state (i.e., during fall, winter or summer break) and are seeking a free telehealth counseling option, please review the "Academic Live Care" resource.
To Make an appointment with CAPS, Including our Law School-Embedded Counselor, Danielle Ansted, students must complete a screening appointment. The screening appointment will last about 20 minutes and you will leave your screening appointment with a plan to help manage your concerns.
Same-day urgent services are available. If you come in for a same-day urgent appointment, you will be seen as soon as a triage therapist is available. Please be prepared to prioritize this appointment over all other obligations for the day.
24 hour phone support - 303-492-2277
Let’s Talk is a free service where CU Boulder students can check in for an informal, brief and confidential consultation with a counselor or psychiatrist.
CAPS is offering Let’s Talk in person and virtually.
No appointment necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Let’s Talk is available to students who live in-state or out-of-state.
This service is not a substitute for formal treatment and does not constitute mental health treatment.
- Crisis Services
- 24/7 call support
- CU Boulder Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS): 303-492-2277
- Colorado Crisis Services: 844-493-8255
- Trevor Project (LGBTQ+): 866-488-7386
- Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
- 24/7 text support
- Colorado Crisis Services: Text TALK to 38255
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- 24/7 in-person support
- Mental Health Partners Walk-in Crisis Center: 3180 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301
- Boulder Community Health Hospital: 4747 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
- 24/7 call support
COLAP is a free, confidential, and independent program for the legal community of Colorado. Their mission is to promote well-being, resiliency and competency by assisting Colorado judges, lawyers, and law students with personal and professional issues that compromise their practice, efficacy, and quality of life. COLAP protects the interests of clients, litigants and the general public by educating the bench, bar and law schools about well-being and impairment issues, and by providing confidential assistance to the legal community.
Academic Live Care provides virtual support inlcuding therapy and psychiatry for free to CU students with an access code.
This is a great option for students who are out of state during fall, winter or summer break as CAPS cannot provide out of state services at this time.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the free access code before you use the service to zero out any charges for your visit.
The CU Collegiate Recovery Community (CUCRC) provides community, support and connection for students, faculty and staff in recovery or seeking recovery from a wide range of behaviors. Our mission is to help develop peer-to-peer connections, support resiliency and contribute to their overall well-being through a welcoming and supportive community.
At the CUCRC, recovery is defined as a process of change through which people strive to improve their health, live a self-directed life and reach their full potential. This broader definition allows the CUCRC to support multiple paths to recovery, including sobriety, abstinence and moderation.
The American Bar Association has resources avalible to strengthen the well-being of law schools and through it, of the legal profession. One of the biggest challenges the legal profession faces is erasing the stigma of addressing mental health issues.