Life can be stressful while pursuing a graduate or professional degree. The School of Medicine knows this and wants to support you during your time here. As an MD or BBSP-affiliated Ph.D. student, you are eligible for School of Medicine specific counseling support with UNC CAPS. To schedule an initial assessment or to learn more about available services, please email the counselor you would like to meet with.

Available services include an initial assessment of needs, individualized treatment planning for brief therapy, referral coordination to community-based providers for specialized or ongoing care, connection to group therapy services, and support for medication management.

School of Medicine CAPS Counselors


CAPS Counselor for MD and BBSP-affiliated PhD students
About Amanda
Amanda Hall is a UNC CAPS Counselor for PhD & MD students in the biomedical sciences. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate, and received her BA from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and Masters of Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Her professional interest include adjustment and resilience, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Amanda uses a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the client’s needs. In her free time she enjoys being active, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
You can contact Amanda via email at
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CAPS Counselor for MD students
About Christine
Christine Crowther is a UNC CAPS Counselor working with MD students at the UNC School of Medicine. She has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Political Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Christine has experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to support clients in managing issues including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and relationship challenges.
You can contact Christine via email at
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The School of Medicine CAPS Counselor Offices are located within School of Medicine buildings. Please discuss meeting location with your counselor.