CAPS-Academic Advisory Center (AAC) - Carnegie Mellon University


Students go to the counseling center for many different reasons.  After meeting with a CAPS therapist, students are referred to the appropriate mental health resources at Carnegie Mellon or in the larger Pittsburgh community, depending on the necessary level of care. Short-Term Psychotherapy and Supplemental Psychiatric Care

Individual therapy sessions offer the opportunity to explore issues of concern in a safe, confidential setting with a trained professional. Students seen for short-term psychotherapy at the counseling center may also be eligible to meet with one of their consulting psychiatrists to be evaluated for medication.  Students requiring longer-term psychotherapy or psychiatric care are referred to professionals in the local community.

Appointments can be made in person or by calling 412-268-2922 during regular office hours. For emergencies, their phone is answered 24/7 (see “Crisis Support”).

Crisis Support

During regular hours, urgent care services allows you to be seen immediately or later that same day.  You can call their main number, 412-268-2922, or stop by the counseling center in Morewood Gardens, E-Tower.

When the center is closed, their 24-hour, on-call service is available for emergencies.  By calling their main number, 412-268-2922, the on-call service will be activated, and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.  The on-call service will assist you in getting the appropriate help.


Every student’s sense of privacy is important to us.  By law, CAPS does not release personal information without written consent,
except in emergency situations where information is needed to protect safety.