Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Office Hours

Mondays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesdays - Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services at Sonoma State University. Our goal is to serve the mental health needs of the campus community through offering counseling, consultation, training at outeach.

How to See a Counselor

1. New Clients

    All first-time, non-emergency visits are seen on a drop-in basis. Please stop by Monday - Friday between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to see the first available counselor. Please arrive by 3:00 PM in order to complete paperwork. Wait times may vary depending on the on-call counselor's availability.

2. Current Clients

    If you are a current client for this academic year, who sees a CAPS counselor regularly, please stop by or call to schedule your next appointment.

    3. Same-Day Drop-In Hours: Available for Initial Consults and Crisis Counseling: Monday to Friday 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM

    A crisis situation is described as the following:

    -Current and serious thoughts or plans about attempting suicide

    -Recent release from a psychiatric hospital, or a recent suicide attempt

    -Current or serious thoughts or plans of harming someone else

    -Hallucinations or serious symptoms of psychosis

    -Recent death of a loved one that is significantly impacting daily functioning

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

    -Concern about the immediate safety of someone else

    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, every day.


    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!