Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks to assist students in developing greater self-understanding and help resolve problems that interfere with their optimal personal functioning.
It is normal to experience adjustment problems, especially during periods of transition. CAPS provides brief individual, couple, and group counseling; single-session counseling; and workshops, including anxiety management and other topics, to students, as well as consultation and outreach services to support students' wellness and success.
We offer broad range of services
While at USF, you'll have access to a broad range of services to support your personal development. Our online workshops, including our three-session Anxiety Toolbox, and extensive web resources are open to all students. Current students may also request consultations or referrals. In addition, you'll have 24/7 access to CAPS' All Hours line at (855) 531-0761 and the National Crisis Textline, which is a peer support resource (text HOME to 741741).
CAPS is currently offering remote individual, couples, and group teletherapy to students residing within California — state regulations prevent provision of therapy across state lines. Students may choose to talk either by video or telephone and can engage in Single Session Therapy (SST) or in brief ongoing therapy. There are no fees for services. Current students can call (415) 422-6352 or (415) 422-6351 to make an appointment.
Some Commonly Addressed Issues
- Personal: Stress and anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, guilt, self-esteem, grief and loss
- Relationship: Romantic relationship difficulties, sexual concerns, roommate conflicts, difficulties with with coworkers or classmates, issues with family or friends
- Developmental: Identity development, adjustment to college, life transitions, cultural concerns
- Academic: Performance anxiety, perfectionism, underachievement, motivation
- Other: Spiritual concerns, body image/food preoccupation, healthy lifestyle choices, mild alcohol and drug use concerns, sexual assault
Please note, CAPS is unable to provide documentation for disability accommodations, release of residence hall contracts, emotional support animals, or study abroad clearance. CAPS or The Office of the Dean of Students can assist students in finding off-campus clinicians to provide such documentation.
Learn more about our resources, including appointments, workshops, and referrals on MyUSF
Professional Training Programs
- Advanced <span class="highlight">Training Practicum</span>
- Doctoral Internship in <span class="highlight">Health Service Psychology</span>
- Postdoctoral Fellowship <span class="highlight">Training Program</span>
Advanced Training Practicum
We are pleased to offer two Supplemental/Advanced Practicum Traineeships at the University of San Francisco Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for the 2022–2023 training year.
Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
The University of San Francisco CAPS is the primary provider of mental health services to a diverse population of approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We provide brief, time-limited individual and group psychotherapy; psychoeducational outreach; consultation and referrals for students, faculty, staff, and students' families; and crisis management to the campus community.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program
USF CAPS provides postdoctoral training in Health Service Psychology (HSP) in a university counseling center context. Our fellowship emphasizes training in brief, time-limited therapy and multicultural competency within an integrationist framework. Our strong commitment to training includes participation of all clinical staff who represent a diversity of theoretical and cultural backgrounds.
Meet the Staff
Members of Counseling & Psychological Services
Our staff includes licensed psychologists and pre-licensed clinicians. Our full-time training program includes doctoral-level health psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows.
Gillson Hall, Lower Level
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Mon–Thurs. 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Evenings by appointment only.
Use these resources when you need help and support.
All Hours Line
Outside of business hours, 24/7, including weekends and holidays, call CAPS All Hours at 855.531.0761 for support, crisis, and consultation (not scheduling); accepts international calls as well.
For emergencies, call (415) 422-2911 or extension 2911 from any on-campus phone. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Self-Help & Resources
Favorite resources of the staff at CAPS. Check them out when you want to manage stress, sleep, and other concerns.
Faculty and Staff
For services for faculty and staff, contact CONCERN Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at (800) 344-4222.