Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is made possible through student fees. CAPS serves as a vital component in the CI student support network by providing expert psychological assistance to students who are struggling with the stress and demands of college life. CAPS also offers a variety of excellent learning opportunities for coping with and overcoming the obstacles to student success.


  • Making an Appointment
  • What to Expect During the First Appointment
  • Follow-up Appointments
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Outside Referrals
  • Confidentiality
  • Privacy Practices (PDF, 172KB)
  • Other Services


  • Free Mental Health Screening
  • Suicide Prevention
  • AlcoholEdu
  • Haven (Understanding Sexual Assault)
  • College Drinking: Myths, Facts and CI's Policy
  • Safe Spring Break
  • Aware Awake Alive

Hours & Location

(Clinic is closed on published official holidays.)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline & Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

For current hours, please call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (805) 437-2088.


NEW LOCATION: Bell Tower East 1856

Phone: (805) 437-2088
Fax: (805) 437-8829

Campus Resources


Help a friend who is struggling. Learn more at At-Risk for College Students. Use enrollment key csuci39 when prompted to begin training.

Aware Awake Alive

Aware Awake Alive prevents loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers and symptoms of alcohol overdose, generating awareness and dialogue around amnesty-based policy and legislation and creating an atmosphere of partnership in which young people, parents, educators and like-minded organizations share responsibility for supporting and educating one another. Download the mobile application, that helps to identify the symptoms of alcohol poisoning in the moment.