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Counseling & Psychological Services


The mission of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is to assist Student Affairs and the University as a whole in helping the student body achieve academic, social, and personal success. Through the provision of mental health services, CAPS strives to help ensure that students, as well as the larger campus community, remain healthy in their pursuit of success. CAPS promotes the emotional well-being of students through individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and stress management services. CAPS also provides consultation to the campus community including students, faculty, staff and parents. Their objective is to help in the creation and maintenance of a healthy campus environment. They educate, support, advocate and help foster a culture of acceptance and appreciation of human differences. In the provision of services, CAPS staff strive to offer a safe, inclusive and affirming environment for all.

     The CAPS phone number is available 24/7 for anyone that needs assistance.



Why try counseling?

Individual, short-term counseling can help students, staff, and faculty clarify their concerns, assess the effectiveness of previously attempted solutions, and generate new coping strategies.


What kinds of concerns are appropriate for CAPS?

• depression
• anxiety and stress
• eating disorders
• anger
• trauma


How do I make a counseling appointment?

Please call 805-893-4411 or come to their main office to schedule an intake appointment. For more information, please see how to make an appointment.