Counseling and Psychological Services

Announcement: To access the CPS Cares Line to speak with a counselor 24/7, call our main number 609-258-3141 and press 2.

Our services support the psychological well-being of the Princeton University community and are available at no cost to currently enrolled Princeton students and their eligible dependents. 

If you are not sure whether counseling can help, make an appointment for an initial consultation to talk about it (check out this video to see how to make an appointment). There’s no obligation to continue after the first appointment. Learn more about CPS offerings (via this "Welcome" video) and about confidentiality at CPS.

Our offerings include:

While we do not offer treatment services for faculty or staff, many of our outreach programs are available to anyone in our campus community. We are also available to consult with faculty, staff, parents or others, regarding concerns about Princeton students.


Call 609-258-3141 to make an appointment for an initial 20-minute consultation.  You can also schedule your initial consultation appointment online.

Urgent Concerns

During regular business hours, call the McCosh Health Center if you need help with an urgent mental health matter, and you will be scheduled for a same-day urgent care appointment.  You may also call CPS to consult with a counselor when you have an urgent mental health concern that involves someone else on campus. After hours, just call our main number 609-258-3141 to be connected to a counselor on call.

If safety is of immediate concern, call the Department of Public Safety at 911.

Hours & Contact

McCosh Health Center
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.