About Us

Comprehensive & Confidential Mental Health Care

Bates College recognizes that mental health significantly influences one’s ability to participate fully in the College community.  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) strives to enhance each student’s well being by providing comprehensive, confidential mental health care and by encouraging informed, individual participation on mental health-related decisions. Counseling is free to all Bates students.  The number of counseling sessions is based on student’s needs. Students and their counselor can decide what is most beneficial and how long to continue.