Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

We are committed to providing all Widener students with culturally responsive health and wellness services as we serve the needs of our diverse campus community through advocacy and education. We are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of all students, so they can pursue successful careers as they become responsible global citizens.

College is a time of great personal and professional growth, gaining the skills and knowledge critical to your success here at Widener University and for what lies after. For some, this may be your first time living away from your family; for others, the experience may be quite different. What we know is that you will experience many unexpected twists and turns as you discover your passion and find who you are. Staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are here to support you during your time at Widener. It is our mission to provide students with access to counseling services that will support your academic and personal success during your time here. That may mean visiting our staff for a single visit, or meeting over the course of a semester.


We provide a broad array of clinical services including individual therapy, outreach programming and, upon request, group therapy.  In addition to the clinical services offered, we frequently provide consultation services to faculty and staff across the University. We actively collaborate with multiple departments on campus including Student Affairs, Residence Life, Health Center and Academic Support Services.

To schedule an appointment, call 610-499-1261 or request to schedule by filling out an appointment request online here. During the academic year, the Center is open from 9am – 5pm.

If a mental health emergency should occur outside of CAPS operating hours, resident housing students should contact an RA or AC on duty or call Campus Safety at 610-499-4200. Non-resident students of Widener University should contact the nearest crisis center or hospital emergency room (Crozer Chester Hospital in Chester is the nearest to Campus) or dial #911.