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.


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CAPS is here to support those affected by recent violence and loss of life in the Middle East. We are here to provide support, empathy and compassionate listening.  Below you will find a list of resources to support you through this time. Do not hesitate to reach out to CAPS for support, referrals or additional resources.


Crisis Appointments and Consultations:

Call 805.493.3727 to schedule

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All enrolled students are eligible for TalkNow through TimelyCare.

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Grief Related Supports:

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Coping with Threats to Emotional Safety: 


Services and Information

We offer services to undergraduate and graduate students. Our team also works with faculty and staff to support students.

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For Students

We provide therapy services for students in various formats for individuals, groups, and relationships. 

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For Faculty and Staff

Our staff is invested in promoting student success, personal growth, and emotional well-being. Outreach and consultation are available.

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 Additional Offerings


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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.