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Confidential Counseling Resources

Confidential Counseling 

Stanford recognizes that individuals who have experienced gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking often want and need a confidential person to talk to who can help them process what has happened, understand the support and resources available to them, and consider their options. Under state and federal law, only certain individuals who have professional status (e.g., mental health professionals and clergy) are in legally protected roles that permit them to guarantee confidentially to those who consult them. A Stanford student may contact the following offices for confidential counseling and support:

Confidential Support Team (24/7)

The Confidential Support Team (CST) offers confidential support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking and sexual or gender-based harassment. CST services include information and help accessing resources, short-term emotional support and ongoing individual counseling. There is no charge for Stanford students. For more information about CST’s 24/7 hotline, hours and support services, please visit the CST web page.

Business Hours Line: (650) 736-6933
24 Hour Urgent Hotline: (650) 725-9955

Vaden Health Center

Vaden provides care, support and education to Stanford students.

(650) 498-2336, ext. 1

YWCA @ Stanford

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is an independent community-based organization providing free and confidential support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking, and sexual harassment in the Stanford community.

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley 24/7 Support Line: (800) 572-2782
YWCA @ Stanford Phone: (408) 649-7686

Walk In Hours:
Currently virtual, accessible by calling the YWCA @ Stanford Phone number
Mondays 8 AM - 2 PM
Thursdays/Fridays 4 PM - 8 PM
Saturdays/Sundays 10 AM - 3 PM
(services available outside of walk-in hours by appointment)


Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is the University’s counseling center available to help undergraduate and graduate students who experience a wide variety of personal, academic, and relationship concerns. They offer free evaluation and brief counseling, including individual, couples, and group therapy. The CAPS staff can help you address whatever it is that may be of concern to you in a confidential setting.

24 Hour Hotline: (650) 723-3785

Office for Religious Life (ORL)

ORL deans are available for confidential discussions regardless of your religion.

(650) 723-1762