Helping students cope through compassion.
Our mission at CAPS is to promote effective coping to find self-compassion, insight, and purpose. We honor the struggle, empower connectedness, and cultivate resilience.
Anyone enrolled as a student at Cal Lutheran can access CAPS. We work with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We provide compassionate listening, validation and strategies to support you across life domains. Our services are free and confidential.
Explore our services today — we'll help you thrive and reach your goals.
********Disaster Support Resources***********
CAPS is here to support those affected by the fires in Maui, Hawaii. Below you will find a list of resources to support you through this time. It is common for anyone who has experienced a disaster to experience some level of reaction. Do not hesitate to reach out to CAPS for support, referrals or additional resources.
Crisis Appointments and Consultations:
Call 805.493.3727 to schedule
Learn more here: https://www.callutheran.edu/students/counseling/emergencies.html
All enrolled students are eligible for TalkNow through TimelyCare.
To register visit: www.timelycare.com/callutheran
Learn more here: https://www.callutheran.edu/students/health-services/timelycare.html
Disaster Distress Helpline:
This is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This hotline is available 24/7 to all residents in the U.S and its territories.
Call or text 1-800-985-5990
Learn more here: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
SAMHSA Survivors of Disasters Resource Portal:
You are not alone in managing reactions to a disaster. After a disaster it is common to experience emotional, physical and behavioral changes. Visit the resource portal to learn coping tools, resources, and other information.
Learn more here: https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/disaster-survivors
We offer services to undergraduate and graduate students. Our team also works with faculty and staff to support students.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Counseling and Psychological Services is comprised of a diverse range of cross-disciplinary staff who are personally and ethically committed to providing care that is grounded in multicultural humility and social-justice values. We value diversity and recognize the unique challenges students may face based on one’s race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, immigration status, gender identity and expression, body size/shape, marital status, national origin, political opinions/affiliations, genetic information, veteran status, and the many other ways one might identify. Throughout all of our services, including individual counseling, group counseling, and workshops, we strive to provide fair and inclusive access to better serve the student body, strengthen society, and honor the diversity of our entire campus community.
Consejería y Servicios Psicológicos se compone de una amplia gama de personal interdisciplinario que se compromete personal y éticamente a brindar atención basada en valores de humildad multicultural y justicia social. Valoramos la diversidad y reconocemos los desafíos únicos que los estudiantes pueden enfrentar según su raza, credo, color, religión, edad, discapacidad, orientación sexual, estado migratorio, identidad y expresión de género, tamaño / forma del cuerpo, estado civil, origen nacional, opiniones políticas / afiliaciones, información genética, estado de veterano y las muchas otras formas en que uno podría identificarse. En todos nuestros servicios, incluyendo terapia individual, terapia grupal y talleres, nos esforzamos por proporcionar un acceso justo e inclusivo para servir mejor al cuerpo estudiantil, fortalecer la sociedad y honrar la diversidad de toda la comunidad del CLU campus.
Counseling and Psychological Services stands in solidarity with and extends support for all BIPOC and minoritized individuals and communities. We understand that on-going acts of hate in the context of the global pandemic, political conflict, and continued acts of racial violence against African American, Indigenous, and BIPOC individuals and communities are impacting the mental health and well-being of our CLU community. We recognize that exposure to violence can be traumatizing and bring many emotions; threatening and violent acts are disturbing, even when we are not directly involved. Please contact us if you are in need of services, or review our webpage for resources for ways to care for yourself.