Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 PM Monday - Friday

Emergency Drop-In Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 PM Monday - Friday


Appointment Options - Spring 2018

A) Former or New Clients: CAPS is currently experiencing a high demand for services and is managing a wait list for non-emergency situations. If you haven't met with a CAPS counselor during the current academic year (Fall 2017 or Spring 2018), please come to our drop-in consult hours Monday-Friday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. You'll meet briefly with a counselor to discuss treatment options. You must have this initial consultation before being placed on the wait list. All initial consultations are on a drop-in only basis.

B) Current Clients: If you've had an appointment with a CAPS counselor during the current academic year please call or stop by to make an appointment.

C) Emergency Drop-In This is a brief visit -- much like going to the emergency room. We meet with you as soon as we can on the day that you come in. This option is available for all students but is reserved for those who are currently (or within the past 7 days) experiencing any of the following situations:

  • Current intent to harm yourself or persistent suicidal thoughts
  • Current intent to harm another or thoughts of harming another
  • Hallucinations (seeing/hearing things that don't exist or that others don't see/hear)
  • Death of a loved one, in the last month, that significantly impacts your functioning
  • Trauma, in the last month, that is significantly impacting your functioning (physical/sexual assault, domestic violence, acts of discrimination/hate)

    For immediate response when CAPS is closed, please call SSU Police Services at (707) 664-4444 or Sonoma County Crisis Line at (707) 576-8181. If your crisis is related to a sexual assault please call Verity, Sonoma County’s Rape Crisis and Trauma Center at 707-545-7273. All are available 24 hours a day.


    CAPS webpages provide information only. If you'd like to talk with someone or make an appointment, please call us or stop by Stevenson 1088 during office hours. Communication over the internet isn't secure and we don't provide any online counseling. Please don't email any information you consider privileged or confidential.

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