Counseling and Psychological Services
Afghans and Afghan Americans, as well as their loved ones and allies, are having strong feelings about and reactions to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the takeover by the Taliban. Some have experienced trauma, and many are afraid for family and friends still in Afghanistan. Contact CAPS or view our Afghan and Afghan American student support page for resources and support.
For student-veterans having reactions to the recent events in Afghanistan, you are not alone: There are resources and support. Contact CAPS, view our Afghanistan veteran support page, or request a consultation with a Veterans Administration representative.
For students needing support around issues of racism and discrimination, feel free to call CAPS or visit our webpage on Discrimination and Racism Resources for self-help resources.
Any USF student who needs to talk to a therapist 24/7 can call our 24-hour All Hours line at (855) 531-0761: The All Hours line is available to all USF students, regardless of location.
Lots of college students experience mental health struggles. Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) can help with sadness, anxiety, loneliness, college adjustment, relationship struggles, and other concerns not requiring medical intervention. Below is a short video with a summary of our current services.
Visit the various sections of our website to learn more about our services, resources on and off campus, and more. Call (415) 422-6352 or -6351 during business hours to schedule an appointment. There are no out-of-pocket fees for these services.
Limits to Our Services
CAPS is here to serve USF students. There are limits to the type and length of services we can provide through CAPS. If we are unable to offer a service that you need, we are happy to consult with you by phone or video conference to help you connect with services elsewhere. Please read about our Scope of Services and Limitations to learn more.
Note that CAPS is unable to provide therapy to USF students who are not currently enrolled or who are located outside of California, but we can consult with you about your needs and provide assistance. Read more about potential limitations on services outside of California.
Students of Concern
If you are concerned about a USF student and would like someone to follow up with them, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (415) 422-5330. To consult about helping a USF student regarding their mental health, call CAPS during business hours at (415) 422-6352 or -6351 or call the All Hours Line any time at (855) 531-0761. If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm to self or others, please contact Public Safety at (415) 422-2911 if on campus; if off campus, dial 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT) officer. Another resource is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; call 1-800-273-8255.
Notice an error on our website, or have questions about the site? Contact Blair Davis, Psy.D., at (415) 422-6352.