Counseling and Psychological Services

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks to assist students in developing greater self-understanding and help resolve problems that interfere with their optimal personal functioning. It is normal to experience adjustment problems, especially during periods of transition. CAPS provides brief therapy to any enrolled students.

Although CAPS staff strive to see students as expediently as possible, there are times during the semester when the center is heavily impacted, most often during midterm and final exams. The typical wait for service is 2 weeks. Students will be seen the same day for mental health emergencies (crisis in red section below).

To make an appointment at CAPS, please visit or call our office at 415-422-6352 between 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday- Friday. We are located in Gillson Hall, Lower Level. 

Our After Hours line is available after 5:00 PM on weekdays and 24/7 on weekends and holidays by calling (415) 422-6352 and pressing 2 when prompted. This is a free mental health consultation by a counselor. 

Our All Hours line (855-531-0761) provides free support and consultation to students at additional campus locations and is available 24 hours daily including weekends and most holidays.

Please note: CAPS does not provide letters to verify emotional support animals.

CAPS does not provide accomodation letters for anyone seen less than 3 times in the current academic year. If you are seeing an outside mental health practitioner, please request an accomodation letter from them.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis text line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis.

Text BAY to 741741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.