Counseling and Psychological Services
The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to provide students with mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being and to meet their educational, personal, emotional and spiritual goals. Our goal is to assist students’ learning by helping manage psychological symptoms and stressors, difficult life events and mental health crises. CAPS accomplishes this with high-quality, assessment, counseling, referral, consultation, outreach and training in order to assist students in reaching their full potential.
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.
24 Hour Cancellation Policy:
CAPS has a limited number of appointments available; we encourage you to keep your scheduled appointments. If you cannot attend an appointment, please call to cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged a $30 no-show fine. You may leave a voicemail if lines are busy.
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 (415.422.5330) to learn more about the Care Referral Program. 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.