Message to the CI Community from

CAPS Interim Director, Dr. Kirsten Olson:

Coronavirus Update:  As part of our proactive prevention efforts in response to COVID-19, all Counseling and Psychological Services are now provided virtually until further notice.  We are using a HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom to ensure confidentiality.

If you feel you need to be seen in person only, please call us and we will make every effort to provide you with the clinical services you need.

We are also available to provide consultation to faculty and staff in how to support students in distress during this difficult transition to virtual classrooms. 

Please contact us at 805-437-2088 to discuss your situation and schedule an appointment.

To schedule a new or follow-up appointment, crisis intervention support, and all other inquiries during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm):

  • Please call 805-437-2088, if we do not answer we encourage you to leave a message and your call will be returned within 2 hours during normal business hours.

  • If you CANNOT wait to be called back within the 2-hour time frame and/or prefer to speak to a phone counselor immediately and/or are seeking support after business hours, please call 805-437-2088 and Select option 2 or call directly: 1-855-854-1747

  • For life threatening emergencies please call 911 or go to your local Urgent Care or Emergency Room.
  • National Text Support
    Text ‘Hello’ to 741741from anywhere in the U.S.
    A crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Call 273.8255

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, 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
  • 2020 Spring Hours
    Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


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