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.

Services are available in-person and on Zoom. Due to COVID-19, restrictions apply to in-person services. 

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.

  •  Let's Talk - Let’s Talk is a drop-in service where currently enrolled students can have a brief informal consultation with a counselor once or twice per term. Let’s Talk is for consultation about a specific problem. Whether it’s anxiety, sadness, or relationship problems, sharing your concerns can be helpful. A counselor will listen and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.​

  • 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.
  • Training - Mental health training and presentations for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Referrals - Our Referral Specialist will help you get connected to community resources. 

  • After-hours crisis support - Please call 323.343.3314 to access after-hours phone support. 

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 -Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 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: 323.343.3314
  • 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 clinicians are licensed by California professional boards. Click Meet the Staff for CAPS team bios.

Contact CAPS

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

  • [email protected]
  • 323.343.3314
  • Location: Station 4 (2nd floor), Student Health Center ( on the Main Walkway across from Biological Sciences)

About CAPS: the bottom that says services are available in-person. Please add: Due to COVID-19, restrictions apply to in-person services.