Consultation & Outreach


Consultation services are available to students, faculty, family members, roommates, friends, and staff when they have concerns about the psychological well-being of a fellow student, family member, friend, or colleague. Contact Counseling and Psychological Services at (415) 422-6352 and ask to speak to a member of the professional staff. If mental health services are needed for someone who is not a USF student, we can provide referrals to clinicians in our community or elsewhere.

Unless there is an emergency, CAPS will not reach out to students and offer an appointment. The Office of the Dean of Students will reach out to students of concern and encourage them to make an appointment with the Office of the Dean of Students and/or CAPS.  Please report students of concern to

Online Consultation for International Students

CAPS counselor Robin Li, Ph.D., provides online consultations to international students every Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm (Pacific Time), with no appointment needed. Consultations can be provided in English or Mandarin. International students can access this service via this web link ( Please note that consultations are not psychotherapy. Students needing to consult with Dr. Li at a different time due to time zone constraints or other reasons can contact CAPS at (415) 422-6352.


Outreach and educational services are part of our effort to reach the largest possible segment of the USF population and to assist in preventing problems as well as help resolve existing ones. Workshops and presentations on a variety of mental health topics can be arranged with a 2-week advance request.

Possible presentation topics (including but not limited to):

  • Anger management
  • Assertive communication
  • Bi-/multiculturalism
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • CAPS services and how to access them
  • Dating violence
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Depression
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Fears and phobias
  • Gender identity
  • Relationship skills
  • Overcoming anxiety
  • Sexual orientation
  • Stress management/relaxation tips
  • Substance use issues
  • Suicide
  • "Superwoman syndrome"
  • White identity development