Need Help Now?

If you would like to speak to a clinician immediately, please call CAPS at 805-437-2088. If you reach the voicemail, select option 1 to access 24/7 phone counseling.

CAPS Staff

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides short-term mental health services in a confidential setting to assist students in achieving their academic and personal pursuits. 

CAPS is pleased to provide a wide range of services to assist the campus community including individual, couples, and group therapy, crisis intervention, psychiatric consultation, 24/7 phone counseling, outreach, consultation, relaxation room, and other resources.

Hours and Location

  • CAPS is located in Bell Tower East 1867
  • Fall 2016 Regular Business Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday 10:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m.


  •  We are here to listen and support you as our nation works through this election transition. If you are struggling with the personal impact of the election and/or the tone of the national discussions, please call 24/7 (805-437-2088) and/or utilize our walk-in services. 

  • If you are concerned about a student or colleague, you can also contact Dr. Kirsten Olson, Director of Counseling and Disability Services, at for further assistance. ​