CURRENTLY, SERVICES AT CAPS, INCLUDING DR. GIBSON’S, ARE REMOTE TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS.
Dr. Kate Gibson, a psychologist with UVA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), is located at the School of Law and focuses exclusively on the mental health needs of law students. Her office in SL135C is accessible through the waiting room at SL135D. Dr. Gibson has been at CAPS for nine years and is a licensed psychologist. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a licensed attorney who practiced for eight years at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) before becoming a psychologist.
Among the services Dr. Gibson provides are:
- Consultation for students and faculty and staff (for concerns about students)
- Brief individual therapy
- Outreach activities such as presentations, guest talks in class or meeting with your organization
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri
Meetings with Dr. Gibson (and other professionals of UVA Student Health) are funded through your student fees. There is no additional cost to meet with Dr. Gibson.
Dr. Gibson is a Confidential Employee under UVA’s Title IX policy. This means students can individually consult with Dr. Gibson on issues related to incidents of gender or sexual-based violence while leaving the choice on reporting to the University to the individual.
How to Make an Appointment
Students who are interested in meeting with Dr. Gibson can make an initial appointment by calling the CAPS main number (434) 243-5150 and letting them know that you are a law student or by emailing Dr. Gibson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. A first meeting will take approximately 30-45 minutes. During the meeting you will have the chance to review your concerns and plan appropriate next steps with her.
Law students may also choose to meet with a different CAPS therapist and can start this process by calling the CAPS main number, (434) 243-5150. The main office is located at 400 Brandon Avenue, on the corner of Brandon Avenue and Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA).
Community Connection and Outreach
Dr. Gibson enjoys meeting with student groups, faculty and staff. She is available for presentations or discussions on mental health issues. Dr. Gibson is interested in hearing about students’ experiences at the Law School and thoughts about improving mental health services and mental health programming. You can also contact her if you would like to arrange for mental health presentations or programming for your organization or class by emailing email@example.com