The CAPS staff is available to offer assessment on an individual basis at which time a counselor may recommend individual, couple, or group counseling. Typically, the counseling is provided through CAPS. In some instances, when the concern requires long-term counseling or a more specialized approach, a referral will be made to an appropriate practitioner, agency or treatment program. Our group services change each semester in relation to student interest and are advertised across campus.

CAPS invites students to schedule an intake appointment to speak with one of our counselors and discuss their concerns. During this conversation, the counselor will assist students in obtaining the appropriate services to address these concerns. 

CAPS utilizes a short-term model of therapy for individual and couple sessions in order to use its resources most effectively and assist students in addressing issues common in a college setting.

Some Commonly Addressed Issues

  • Personal Issues: Stress and anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, guilt, self-esteem, grief and loss
  • Relationship Issues: Romantic relationship difficulties, sexual concerns, roommate conflicts, difficulties with co-workers, issues with family or friends
  • Developmental Issues: Identity development, adjustment to college, life transitions, cultural concerns
  • Academic Concerns: Performance anxiety, perfectionism, underachievement, motivation
  • Other Issues: Spiritual concerns, body image/food preoccupation, healthy lifestyle choices, alcohol and drug use concerns, sexual assault

Please note, CAPS clinical staff members are unable to provide documentation for disability accommodations, release of Residence Hall contracts, or study abroad clearance. We will be happy to assist individuals in finding an outside clinician for completion of these assessments.

Read more about our services and service limitations

Faculty and Staff

For services for faculty and staff, contact CONCERN Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at (800) 344-4222.

Contact Info

Counseling and Psychological Services

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gillson Hall, Lower Level (415) 422-6352 (415) 422-2260

Emergency Services

For emergencies, call (415) 422-2911 or extension 2911 from any on-campus phone. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

After Hours Consultation

5 p.m. – 8:30 a.m., weekdays. 24 hours weekends and holidays. Call (415) 422-6352, press option 2.