Here we have resources on and off campus that may be of use to you. We’re always looking to expand this section, so please let us know if there are any other helpful resources you’ve found!

IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE HELP: CAPS Emergency Assistance, The Women’s Center Gender Violence Services & Support

Mental Health Providers Recommended by Fellow BioGrads
Duke On-Campus Resources
Duke Marine Lab Resources
Duke Telehealth Options
Online (non-Duke) Services
National Crisis Centers and Hotlines

Mental Health Providers Recommended by Fellow BioGrads

Finding a compatible mental health provider can take time and patience. One way to start looking for a provider is with personal recommendations. Current and former grad students have personally recommended the following mental health providers:

Duke On-Campus Resources

How to get started with CAPS: “If you would like to begin services at CAPS, please call our front desk at (919)-660-1000 between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday. A member of our front desk staff will collect your contact information and share it with a CAPS counselor who will call you for a phone or telemental health visit.”

“Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University and Health System. Our staff of licensed professionals offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available at no charge to benefit-eligible Duke faculty, staff, and their family members.” To schedule an appointment to meet with a PAS counselor contact the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • The Women’s Center (has counselors and therapists on staff) |  919-684-3897 | 001 Crowell Building, under the Duke CoffeeHouse | 10 Epworth Lane
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
    If you need immediate assistance, you can get confidential help within 24 hours: Get Help Now

In addition to other resources, The Women’s Center “provides therapeutic services to survivors of gender violence,  which includes sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, cyber sexual harassment and sexual harassment. The Women’s Center is an inclusive space and serves all genders.”

“If you or someone you know has experienced gender violence (sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment), you can visit us during office hours to speak to a counselor. For gender-violence related support after-hours, call our on-call number: 919-970-2108. All services are confidential.” Click here for more information on how to reach one of their confidential counselors.

Duke Marine Lab Resources

CAPS offers referrals for local counselors: “Local counselors are available to Marine Lab enrolled students through the Duke CAPS program. To utilize this service, please contact Referral Coordinator Lia Gilmore, LCSW, Duke CAPS at 919-660-1012 or Please contact Katie Wood @ 252-504-7586 if you have questions or concerns about the providers or the process. Please also feel free to connect with your program coordinators if you prefer.”

Telehealth options are also available: “CAPS has suspended in-person appointments in accordance with updated guidelines set forth by the University in light of concerns around COVID-19. CAPS continues to provide services to students via Telehealth. To initiate services, please contact our front desk staff at (919)-660-1000.”

Duke Telehealth Options

“This service provides on-demand mental health support and gives students a safe space to talk about anything at any time including anxiety, relationships, sadness, isolation and loneliness, and more. There are two services available: TalkNow, is available right now where you have access to 24/7, on-demand mental health support to talk about anything, any time, including after-hours or on weekends. Scheduled Counseling, gives you scheduled options to set up ongoing, telehealth counseling appointments with a provider.”

“This free telephone service is staffed by a team of advanced clinical psychology interns, social workers, and Duke psychology faculty. This service offers confidential support and resources, including linkage to other clinical services, including Duke Personal Assistance Services (PAS) and/or appointments with a team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and/or social workers who are available at Duke or in the community.”

Online (non-Duke) Services

  • Amwell
    Pricing: pay per session, $85-100
    Structure: video visits
    Can I pick my provider? No
    Psychiatrists available: Yes
    Takes insurance: Yes, check eligibility
  • BetterHelp
    Pricing: billed monthly, comes out to $60-80 per week
    Structure: flexible format including video, phone calls, and texting
    Can I pick my provider? Somewhat; you’re matched based on certain criteria and can ask for a re-match if you aren’t satisfied
    Psychiatrists available: No
    Takes insurance: No (most likely)
  • TalkSpace
    Pricing: billed monthly, cost varies by service. Cheapest is texting only at ~$65 per week, most expensive allows for one video visit per week at ~$99 per week
    Structure: various formats, accessed through different pricing
    Can I pick my provider? Yes
    Psychiatrists available: Yes ($199 initial visit, $125 follow up)
    Takes insurance: yes, check eligibility

National Crisis Centers and Hotlines


Last updated: 9/28/20