Consultation services are available to USF students, faculty, family members, roommates, friends, and staff when they have concerns about the psychological well-being of a USF student. USF students not residing in California are able to consult with a CAPS staff member regarding their personal mental health issues. If mental health services are needed for someone who is not a USF student residing in California, CAPS or the Dean of Students Office can provide referrals to clinicians elsewhere. Contact CAPS at (415) 422-6352 or -6351 and ask to speak to a member of CAPS' professional staff.

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 as appropriate.  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 online at 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 to set up an appointment.