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Counseling and Psychological Services

Licensed staff provide students with an array of psychological services

All mental health services offered through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Bennington College—including counseling sessions, crisis intervention, psychiatric/medication appointments, and groups—will continue to be offered in-person or remotely through live video conferencing and/or telephone as needed.


  • For students who are on campus during spring or fall terms: If you are experiencing an emergency, please call Campus Safety at 802-447-4250
  • For students who are off campus in Vermont or another state: If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.


  • A warmline is a phone number you call to have a conversation with someone who can provide support during hard times. Whether you’re in crisis or just need someone to talk to, a warmline can help. Warmlines are staffed by trained peers who have been through their own mental health struggles and know what it’s like to need help (Mental Health America). 
  • Find a warmline in your state


  • On-campus emergencies: Dial 767 from a campus phone or 802-447-4250 for Campus Safety. Campus Safety will put you in touch with the therapist on call.
  • Off-campus emergencies: Call 911 for immediate help or go to the nearest ER.


  • To schedule an appointment: Fill out the intake linked below (link available from week before term starts until a month before term end) or email
  • To reach the on-call therapist (24/7): Dial 767 from a campus phone or 802-447-4250 for Campus Safety. Campus Safety will put you in touch with the therapist on call.


  • During Fall and Spring terms: Administrative office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; therapy is available by appointment Monday through Friday during the academic year
  • Drop-in sessions are available Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm. Use this link to reserve in advance or just come down to the Student Health Center to talk with a therapist during drop-in hours. 
  • Summer/Field Work Term: Closed
  • Location: Student Health Center

At this point in the term, CAPS is shifting its focus from taking on new clients to providing support to as many students in as flexible a manner as possible. Part of this shift will be discontinuing the intake request form for the remainder of the semester. Instead, students can sign themselves up for extended drop-in hours available throughout the week with therapists that are available at that time. Drop-in appointments are FREE to all students on campus. You can schedule using the button below.

What doesn’t change is your availability to utilize the 24/7 on-call crisis therapist by contacting campus safety and requesting to be transferred to the on-call therapist. This service is also FREE to all students on campus.

All students also have access to online therapy, coaching, and FREE immediate text/chat support available through TalkNow at:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CAPS through our email (

Thank you for your support over this term, and we look forward to working with you again in the fall! Congratulations to our graduates, we wish you all the best! 

Young adulthood is a time of opportunity, challenge, and growth. At Counseling and Psychological Services, we understand how intense this time can be and are dedicated to helping students work to develop skills to manage the stresses of college and growing up. Our goal is to enable students to explore their behavior, emotions, and minds so that they can feel fully ready to manage their lives and experience the relationships and academic opportunities that Bennington College has to offer. The College is deeply committed to helping students manage this transition in a positive and effective manner. Counseling and Psychological Services plays a critical role in providing support for those students who need short-term support, for those who seek ongoing therapy, medication management, and crisis intervention.


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