Personal Counseling

Georgetown Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS)

When students experience life events or academic pressures that leave them feeling anxious, confused, lonely, angry, depressed, or overwhelmed, it is often helpful to speak with a professional. Free and confidential evaluation services are available at the Law Center through CAPS, Georgetown University's primary mental health resource for the Law students. Its mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with defining and accomplishing their educational, personal, and life goals. The Law Center CAPS clinical staff includes two psychologists and a part-time psychiatrist.

The Law Center CAPS office is located in Gewirz Center 110 (by appointment only/no walk-ins).
For appointments, please call the Intake Coordinator at (202) 687-6985.

Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Liaison (SARVL)

The SARVL coordinates free and confidential sexual assault and relationship violence services for Georgetown Law students, including crisis intervention and options counseling. More information on reporting an assault, support services for survivors of assault, and helping a friend is available from the Law Center SARVL.

Nicole Sandoz is the Georgetown Law SARVL.
Her office is in McDonough Hall 212, and she can be reached at
202-662-9293 or

D.C. Bar Lawyers Assistance Program (Off-Campus)

For students who prefer to seek counseling off-campus, the D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program offers free and confidential counseling to law students who experience problems that interfere with their personal or professional live. The program serves students and lawyers dealing with alcoholism or drug abuse, stress, and a range of emotional problems. The program offers access to trained professional counselors, assessment and referral services, ongoing personal counseling, and contact with students and lawyers in the community who have experiences similar problems. Students may receive up to 12 counseling sessions for free.

For more information, please call (202) 347-3131 or visit the D.C. Bar Lawyers Assistance Program website.


The LawLifeline site provides a range of information and resources on mental health issues as they relate specifically to law school students. This includes articles, Georgetown services, and 24-hour hotlines to address depression, stress, anxiety, and more. All Georgetown Law students also have access to an anonymous self-evaluation tool, which you may use to learn if you or a friend is affected by treatable mental health problems.

To access the Self-Evaluator, as well as other information and tools, visit the Georgetown Law portal to the LawLifeline site.

Campus Emergency

Please contact the Department of Public Safety at (202) 662-9325.

Mental Health Emergency

During business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday), call the CAPS main  number at (202) 687-6985. After hours and on weekends, page a CAPS clinician by calling (202) 444-7243 and asking to speak with the clinician on call.

D.C. Rape Crisis Center pager

(202) 333-7273

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