For Students

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides free and confidential therapy/counseling for all CLU students. Any student experiencing a psychological emergency can call in or come into the office for a crisis appointment. On-going scheduled appointments are available in-person for vaccinated students, and teletherapy is available for all students in California. Their office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. You may call (805) 493-3727. Their office is located at 3222 Luther Ave (the house to the right of Health Services).

  • If you are experiencing a psychological emergency outside of those hours: on-campus you may call Campus Safety at (805) 493-3911.
  • If you are off-campus, dial 911, call the suicide helpline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741.
  • Please visit the CAPS website at you need additional resources for mental health support.

For Employees

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides:

  • Benefits for all faculty, staff, adjuncts and household members
  • Up to three in-person counselor sessions in six months
  • Unlimited phone access to legal, financial and work-life services
  • In-person consultation with network lawyers, one free 30-minute in-person consultation per legal issue, and 25% off subsequent meetings
  • Financial consultations and referrals
  • Work/life services
  • Online resources, videos, tutorials and interactive tools

Visit the Human Resources Benefits page for information on how to take advantage of these services.