Welcome to the Counseling Center at the Catholic University of America. Our purpose is to help you make the most of yourself as a developing person—more comfortable and effective in your own life and in your relations with others. This could mean overcoming unwanted feelings and behaviors or enhancing what you are already doing well.
We provide confidential services that include individual counseling, group therapy, and psychiatric consultation to full-time CUA students. Part-time students are not eligible for individual therapy services but may receive a one-time consultation to facilitate the referral process to an outside provider. Part-time students are also eligible to participate in group therapy. There is no fee for our services, and students may receive up to 45 sessions of individual therapy. The Counseling Center is accredited by IACS, the International Association of Counseling Services.
To schedule an appointment, call (202) 319-5765 or come to the Counseling Center, located in 127 O’Boyle Hall.
Academic Year Hours
9 am-7 pm
(front desk closes at 6:30 pm)
9 am-5 pm
In case the university is closed (including early closings and delayed openings) due to inclement weather, the Counseling Center will be closed and appointments scheduled during the time we're closed will be considered to have been cancelled. If this happens, please call to reschedule your appointment for another time.
News and Events
Groups Open to New Members
Are you interested in joining one of our therapy groups this semester? Call us or stop by to schedule an appointment to meet with our group leaders and learn more!
Support for Muslim and International Students
Given the recent heightened alert status on campus and the possible links to radical extremism of terrorist attacks in the news, we are aware that many of our Muslim and international students may be concerned that that they may be viewed by some people as “persons of interest” or in some way “suspicious” based on their appearance or exercise of faith. Being under this kind of scrutiny, or even just perceiving this is the case, can negatively impact one’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Thus, the Counseling Center would like to remind any students who may be affected by this that we are here to support you.