Crisis Services

Crisis Intervention

CAPS Psychologists are trained to respond to psychological crises. If you are experiencing any of the following, please seek help. Our services are here to help!

Examples of Crisis Situations:

  • Suicidal thoughts or intent
  • Thoughts of harming another person
  • Recent death of a loved one
  • Recently physically and/or sexually assaulted or abused, a victim of a hate crime, or experienced significant trauma
  • Seeing or hearing things that do not exist or that others do not see or hear
  • Cannot eat, sleep, or leave your home due to uncontrollable depression or anxiety
  • Significantly impacted by current sociopolitical climate
  • Experiencing crisis related to basic needs (e.g. homelessness, hunger, financial crisis)


Crisis Drop-in Counseling:

We reserve crisis drop-in hours specifically for emergencies like the above situations. You do not need an appointment to attend drop- in. Call 707-664-2153 with questions.

What is drop-in Counseling at CAPS?
This is a brief visit like going to the emergency room. We meet with you as soon as we can on the day you come in. This is meant for emergencies, so please understand that if it is not an emergency, we will ask for you to schedule a full appointment.

When is Crisis Drop-in Counseling at CAPS?

Crisis appointments are available between 10 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. We ask that you arrive as early as possible to receive a same day appointment.


Victim Advocate:

The Victim Advocate provides confidential advocacy support, victim outreach, coordination of support services, problem-solving, and assistance with decision-making to SSU students who are impacted or victimized by traumatic, disruptive or disturbing life events (i.e., sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, biased related incidents, abusive relationships, hate crimes, etc. The Victim Advocate supports SSU students through the process of physical, emotional, and financial recovery. This includes:

  • An opportunity for students to talk about what happened in a confidential setting;
  • Providing information to help students decide on a course of action;
  • Help locating resources on and off campus for a variety of needs including counseling, health services, legal assistance, restitution and housing;
  • Assist students in developing individualized safety planning for school, home and work;
  • Assist in making arrangements with professors regarding missed classes, late assignments, or other course requirements; and
  • Coordinate with on campus departments including Police Services, Judicial Affairs, Residential Life, Housing, Admissions and Records, Health Center, SSU Compliance (Title IX Coordinator), etc. to make necessary arrangements and take appropriate actions while advocating on the students behalf. The Victim advocate strives to promote the restoration of decision making and control to survivors by advocating for their rights and honoring their experiences and through education and collaboration, fostering a safe university community that respects the rights and dignity of all.