Update on CAPS Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes the impact that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Governor Newsom’s “Shelter-in-Place” directive, the “Safer at Home” order issued for Los Angeles County, and the changes in educational methods can have on students.

CAPS is committed to supporting students’ health, well-being, and academic success. In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, CAPS has shifted all of our appointments to a virtual format and are providing teletherapy services remotely by phone and video conferencing. 

It is important to note that there are differences between teletherapy and traditional in-person mental health services. Our counselors will assess your particular needs and speak with you about their recommendations for your care.

CAPS Counseling Services: Please call our office at 323-343-3300.

Groups and Workshops: We have temporarily suspended our workshops and groups and are currently planning support groups via telemental health. Please call 323-343-3300 if you are interested in becoming part of a support group.

Referral Specialist: Please call 323-343-3300 to schedule a teletherapy appointment for case management services.   

Psychiatry: Please call 323-343-3300 to schedule an appointment for psychiatry. 

Crisis intervention:
Students can speak to a crisis counselor by phone in the evening and weekends by calling 323-343-3300.

Please click on Mental Health Emergencies and Afterhours Crises and Concerned about a Student? for more information.

Here is a more comprehensive resource list that will be updated regularly: Student Resources.

Immediate Assistance
If you need immediate assistance, please call University Police at 911 or 323-343-3700.

CARE Team
To seek advice about a student in distress, please make a CARE Team report. A CARE Team report notifies CAPS in addition to other members of the CARE Team who may be more suited to help the student than CAPS. The CARE Team is a campus resource for students, faculty and staff who have concerns regarding alarming, problematic, and/or disruptive student behavior. The team responds to non-emergency concerns and uses a proactive approach to discuss potential problems, intervene early, and develop appropriate courses of action for referred students. The goal of the CARE Team is to support students who may be in distress and/or whose behavior is of concern to others before they rise to crisis levels. To learn more about the CARE Team or to make a report, click on CARE Team.

Consultation with CAPS
CAPS remains available via phone to provide consultation services for the campus community who have questions about clinical care or students of concern. To consult with a counselor about a student of concern, please call 323-343-3300.