Our Services


CAPS offers short-term counseling and psychotherapy srvices, crisis services, outreach, suicide and personal violence services, and referral resources. All mental health services are provided within professional, legal and ethical boundaries.

Available Services


  • Individual counseling - brief one-on-one work with a therapist on different concerns, generally 6-10 sessions per year.
  • Couples counseling - couples work with a therapist addressing relationship concerns. Both partners must be CSU students.
  • Support groups - professionally facilitated groups for students with similar concerns.
  • Mediation services - impartial facilitation of conflict resolution between students.
  • Mental health screenings - confidential screenings on various mental health issues.
  • Mental health triage - brief 15 minute sessions for students in high distress situations. Students must walk-in for appointment.
  • Mental health workshops - psychoeducational classes that address specific concerns.
  • Referrals - linkages to various support services.

Therapy Issues

CAPS clinicians work with students regarding a variety of issues, such as:

  • Adjusting to college
  • Coping with stress
  • Improving relationships
  • Surviving grief and loss
  • Body image issues
  • Concerns about drug and alcohol use
  • Questions about sex or sexual identity
  • Dealing with a traumatic experience

Additional Services

Faculty and staff may request presentations by CAPS clinicians on topics such as stress management, depression, suicide prevention, and communication skills.

The campus community may also receive consultation regarding students of concern.

If You have a Crisis

If you have a crisis and need to see someone immediately, a counselor is available at designated times to assist students on an emergency basis. Please call or walk in for more information.

  • Phone: 323.343.3314
  • Location: Station 4 (2nd floor), Student Health Center (main walkway across from Biological Services)

For after-hour emergencies, please call or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Who are the Clinicians?

CAPS clinicians are multidisciplinary, multicultural professionals that consist of:

  • Clinical social workers
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists

All therapists are licensed by California professional boards.

Contact Us

Please call us or stop by for information or to schedule an appointment.

  • Phone: 323.343.3314
  • Location: Station 4 (2nd floor), Student Health Center (main walkway across from Biological Services)