Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential and non-judgmental help with your personal growth and psychological wellness. CAPS specializes in mental health services which can help you express thoughts and feelings, gain perspective, alleviate emotional symptoms, improve coping skills, and make healthy changes in your life. 

Should I Seek Counseling?

Sometimes students avoid counseling due to stigma. Don't let that hold you back! Your wellbeing is important.

Students can benefit from counseling for many different reasons including:

  • Coping with stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Improving relationship skills
  • Surviving grief and loss
  • Body image and disordered eating
  • Concerns about excessive drug and alcohol use
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or another person
  • Anger and irritability
  • Challenges regarding sex, gender identity, or sexual identity
  • Recovering from a traumatic experience
  • Hearing voices
  • Negative self-talk and improving self-esteem
  • And many more....

Our Counselors will initially meet with you for a Brief Assessment to help determine the next best steps. To find out more, click on scheduling a CAPS appointment.

Am I Eligible? And Do I Have to Pay?

For eligibility, please click on Student Health Center Eligibility. There is no additional fee for CAPS services.

Available Services

  • Brief assessments -  Short individual session to determine next steps.
  • Workshops - Skill-based group counseling that addresses specific concerns.
  • Group counseling - Longer term process groups that share a common concern.
  • Individual psychotherapy - One-on-one work with a Counselor. 
  • Triage - Urgent care for mental health crises. 
  • Couples counseling - Sessions to address relationship concerns (partners must be CSU students).
  • Consultation - Available to those concerned about students in distress. A helpful alternative is to file a CARE Team report.
  • Trainings - Mental health trainings and presentations for students, faculty, and staff.


If You Have a Crisis During Office Hours

For emergencies, call 911 or University Police 323.343.3700.

Office Hours for CAPS and the Student Health Center are Monday -Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM and Friday 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM.  During office hours, a Counselor is available at designated times to assist students in crisis. Please call or walk in for more information.

  • Phone: 323.343.3300
  • Location: Station 4 (2nd floor), Student Health Center (main walkway across from Biological Services)

Click on Mental Health Emergencies and After Hours Care for after hours and emergencies resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255

Who Are the Clinicians?

We are multidisciplinary team of diverse professionals that consist of:

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

All clinicans are licensed by California professional boards. Click Meet the Staff for CAPS team bios.

Contact CAPS

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

  • Phone: 323.343.3300
  • Location: Station 4 (2nd floor), Student Health Center (main walkway across from Biological Sciences)