Health & Wellness

LGBTQ+ Support Groups at Georgetown

The Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) offers two LGBTQIAP+ Support Groups, with both online and in-person options. The groups are a safe and confidential place for those looking to discuss topics like sexual identity, coming out, relationships, family dynamics, and community/university concerns unique to LGBTQIAP+ students. It is also a place to gain support, give support, and generally share in community with other LGBTQIAP+ folks.

The virtual group meets weekly on Mondays from 11am-12pm. It is facilitated by Dr. Helen Rathburn, Psy.D. (she/they) and Dr. Glory Finnegan, Psy.D. (she/her).

The in-person group meets at CAPS in Darnall Hall weekly on Thursdays from 3-4pm. It is facilitated by Dr. Helen Rathburn, Psy.D. (she/they).

If you’re interested in joining either group, please reach out to Dr. Helen Rathburn at

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

The Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) is located in Darnall Hall and serves as the university’s primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. CAPS can be contacted through their website or by dialing (202) 687.6985. CAPS offers free evaluations, has $10 psychotherapy and $15 psychiatry sessions, can usually see students within a week of the time they call, and give immediate attention to emergency situations.

CAPS is also available after hours for emergency consults at (202) 444.7243. You will be prompted to give your name and phone number. In most cases, a CAPS clinician will call you back within 5-10 minutes.

Health Education Services (HES)

Health Education Services (HES) is located in Poulton Hall – Suite 101. The office is comprised of health professionals who are available to help students deal with a range of health issues, including pregnancy, alcohol and drug use and abuse, adult children of alcoholics, eating disorders, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, stress management, and general health promotion. Health Education Services can be contacted online or by dialing (202) 687.8949.

Off-Campus Mental Health Resources

Below are a variety of mental health resources available to LGBTQIA+ students in the DC area and beyond.

Mental Health Resources:

Affinity and Support Groups: