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
  • 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.
  • Spring Break 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017 Business Hours: 
  • Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 
  • Open Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m to 1:00 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. 

    We want your feedback! If you have received any services at CAPS, please click on this link to complete our anonymous and confidential Student Satisfaction Survey to help us improve our services. Please call 805-437-2088 if you have any questions about it. Thank you!

  • 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. ​