Counseling and Psychological Services
The recent Sports Illustrated article about a high-profile sexual assault case at USF and the issues and events it describes have impacted many students who have read the article, were connected with any of the parties involved in the case, have a history of experiencing sexual violence, and have concerns about sexual violence. CAPS has a therapist who specializes in sexual violence issues, Lisa Quach, MSW. All CAPS clinicians have experience helping students with these concerns as well. Any student who would like to meet with Lisa (or any CAPS therapist) for support around sexual violence can call CAPS during business hours to set up an appointment. Additional resources can be found on our Self-Help & Resources page.
CAPS stands with students who have experienced harassment and racist acts or are otherwise affected by racism. We’re here for you. If you're a USF student impacted by racism and want to talk to a counselor, call our office during business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5 pm; 415-422-6352 or -6351) or call our 24-hour All Hours line at 855-531-0761. Additional resources can be found on our Self-Help and Resources page.
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. Another resource for crises involving suicide risk is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Available 24/7 worldwide in 105 languages.
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. Our annual report is also available below.
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.