Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

The mission of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is to enhance the psychological well being of the entire campus community and thereby facilitate the retention and successful educational experience of students, faculty, and staff. Click mission statement for full description.

How to Make an Appointment

Intake/first appointments for the current academic year must be made in person at Student Services Building Room 205. Follow-up appointments may be made or cancelled by phone (415) 338-2208 or in person. We require 24-hour notice for cancellation of appointments. Failure to do so will result in a $20 charge.

CAPS provides a variety of support groups and skill-building workshops. For more information on our groups, please click here.

NOTE: We do not provide academic counseling (i.e. advice on what classes to take, majors and/or minors, etc.). You may inquire about academic counseling from the Undergraduate Advising Center located in the Administration Building Room 211, or call them at (415) 338-2103. For graduate students, please contact the Graduate Studies department.

Students Experiencing Crisis Situations

For Students: If you believe you are experiencing a crisis that cannot wait for a regularly scheduled appointment, please contact our office. A clinical counselor will meet with you on the first available emergency appointment to do a brief assessment and make recommendations as to how to proceed.

For Faculty, Staff, and Administrators: If you are concerned about a student who may be in crisis, please call CAPS to consult and/or visit the Dean of Students Office website for more information around student concerns. One avenue for reporting student concerns is the Action Crisis Team (ACT). Please visit the Action Crisis Team website if you want to make a report.