Our providers are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Psychologists who are dedicated to the personal growth and development of Longwood students. Advanced graduate student interns also provide counseling services under the supervision of the professional staff.

Fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc

CAPS offers confidential mental health programs and services to currently enrolled Longwood University students. 

Our Services:

Learn more about our services

Support Groups

Advocacy, Communication and Transition (ACT)

Established at Longwood in the Fall '09 as a collaboration between CAPS and the Office of Disability Resources we are open to any student who has registered with the Office of Disability Resources.

ACT is a place for students to openly discuss issues, share concerns and receive support.

We meet on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in the Office of Disability Resources, Graham Hall.

Interested/ Questions? 

Contact Lindsay Farrar, Director of Disability Resources, (434) 395-2391 trs: 711 


Dr. Maureen Walls-McKay, Director of CAPS, (434) 395-2409.

Balanced Living Group

We’re all doing the best we can and most of us want to improve, but sometimes, we find ourselves repeating the same ineffective patterns. 

Based on the notion that all thoughts, actions, and emotions are caused by something, and that figuring out and changing the causes of behavior work better than judging and blaming ourselves and others we designed this group to supplement individual therapy.

We'll help you develop effective behaviors and eliminate those that are unhelpful or destructive. 

This structured group helps you build these skills:

  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance

Join us as we learn to build a life that feels more worth living.


Contact Dr. Glass, (434) 395-2409.

Stress and Anxiety Management Group

Designed for people who

  • Experience symptoms related to stress and anxiety 
  • Want support 
  • Want to learn methods to cope with stress

You'll talk with, hear constructive feedback and get support from other students who also fight stress and anxiety. 

Counselors also tailor and present psychoeducational information on how to manage stress/anxiety at the request of the group.    


Contact Dr. David Davino, (434) 395-2409.

Understanding Self & Others

Do you want to express yourself better in relationships?

Do you want to build stronger and more meaningful relationships?

Ready to make a change, but not sure how?

These are common experiences for many students.

This group is designed to create a safe, supportive and confidential environment for students

  • To better understand who they are
  • Explore relationship patterns
  • Try different ways of relating to other people

Possible topics of discussion:

  • Trust
  • Intimacy
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Isolation


If you are interested in the group and/or have questions, please email us.