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.

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
  • 2018 Spring Break Business Hours (March 19 -March 23):  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 2018 Spring Regular Business Hours : Monday, Tuesday and Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


You have reached Counseling and Psychological Services at CSU Channel Islands.  Please note temporary changes to our afterhours procedure due to winter break.  If this is a psychiatric emergency, please hang up and dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.   You may also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for assistance. For services regarding sexual assault or Domestic violence please contact the Rape Crisis Center for Ventura County at 1.800.300.2181. For further information about local urgent care locations or important resources please hang up and dial 211.  For more information about CAPS services hours and location, visit our website at If you would like to leave a message, please do so at the end of this greeting and we will return your call during our office hours when campus reopens beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018.