• If you are in distress and need to speak with someone urgently, an on-call crisis counselor can be reached 24/7 at the following numbers:
    Holy Cross 24-hour Crisis Center number (855-418-7282)
    National Suicide Help Line (800-273-8225)
  • COVID-19 Information
    CAPS staff members are here to assist and support you in the following ways:

    • The Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. and can be reached by calling 508-793-3363.
    • All services continue to be fully operational while also being adapted for COVID. CAPS staff members are committed to keeping students safe by minimizing face-to-face exposure when possible and maximizing technology to permit remote sessions that do not require the wearing of masks and permit a fuller view of facial expressions.
    • Urgent Care (Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.) is available for those in distress needing to be seen the same day. These are in-person meetings, requiring the proper use of masks, and may be scheduled by calling 508-793-3363.
    • If you are in distress and need to speak with someone urgently, an on-call crisis counselor is available by telephone to any currently enrolled student, regardless of residential location, 24/7 by calling 855-418-7282.
    • For additional information, please call CAPS at 508-793-3363.
    Access mental health resources for coping with COVID-19.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

The Ignatian ideal of cura personalis — care of the whole person — guides the work we do at CAPS. CAPS contributes to the Holy Cross community by offering a range of psychological services to meet the mental health needs of students.

Our primary goal is to support students negotiating their transition into adulthood.  Students normally encounter a variety of challenges during college.

We provide confidential assistance to students who have a wide range of concerns, such as stress, adjustment difficulties, relationship problems, anxiety, and depression.  Many students seek our services to help them through these challenges.  We work collaboratively with students to promote their academic success and personal growth during their years at Holy Cross.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services.