Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Fall 2018 Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 PM

Thursdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

How to See A Counselor

1. New Clients: Monday - Friday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm

    All first-time, non-emergency visits are seen on a drop-in basis. Please stop by Monday - Friday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to see the first available counselor. Wait times vary.

2. Current Clients

    If you are a current client (Fall 2018 semester) who sees a CAPS counselor regularly, please stop by or call to schedule your next appointment.

    3. Emergency Drop-In: Monday - Friday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm

    An emergency drop-in is a brief visit -- much like going to the emergency room. This option is reserved for students who have recently experienced the following:

    *Current intent to harm yourself or persistent suicidal thoughts

    *Current intent to harm another or thoughts of harming another

    *Hallucinations or other serious symptoms of psychosis

    *Recent death of a loved one that is significantly impacting your ability to function

    *Recent trauma (acts of discrimination or hate, domestic/physical/sexual assault or abuse)

    4. Groups

      Please check our Workshops and Groups page (located under "Counseling Services" from the Navigation Menu). Many of our groups are drop-in and don't require pre-registration.


    For immediate response when CAPS is closed, please call SSU Police Services at (707) 664-4444, 911, 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, everyday.


    CAPS webpages provide information only. If you want to talk with someone or make an appointment, please call us or stop by Stevenson 1088 during office hours. Communication over the internet is not secure so we do not provide any online counseling. Please do not email information you consider privileged or confidential.

    Take a mental health screening here!