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, workshops 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
  • December 19 -23, 2016 : Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • December 26, 2016 - January 2, 2017:  CAMPUS CLOSED
  • January 3, 2017 - January 20, 2017:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Spring 2017 Regular Business Hours:  Mon, Tue, Thurs, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Wed/Fri 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. 

  • Holiday tips: Holiday Ten Tips (PDF, 120KB)  Holiday Stress  (PDF, 98KB)
  • 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. ​