NOTICE: There is an immediate change in CAPS service provision. Due to the changing COVID-19 precautions, we are now providing all services remotely. We are maintaining normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 5 pm virtually. You may call the front desk at (805)493-3727.
We are providing phone crisis management. If you are experiencing a psychological emergency, a clinician will be able to assist you during our emergency hours of Monday through Friday, 9 am - 10:30 am, and 1 pm - 3:30 pm, During these times, you may call (805)493-3727 to get connected to a clinician. Outside of these hours, please refer to our Emergencies tab on this webpage. We advise you to call 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text "START" to 741-741.
COVID-19 stress? Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.
Counseling and Psychological Services' mission is to promote effective coping to find self-compassion, insight, and purpose. We honor the struggle, empower connectedness, and cultivate resilience.
CAPS is committed to diversity and inclusion.
CAPS 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.