Making an Appointment

Any currently enrolled student can receive brief, free, and confidential individual or couples (both parties must be USF students) counseling each academic year. Students desiring longer-term or ongoing weekly counseling will be provided with referral options.

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 one to two weeks. Students will be seen the same day for mental health emergencies. 

To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 415-422-6352 or drop in at Gillson Hall, Lower Level. Office hours are from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with a limited number of evening appointments available. A voicemail system is provided to receive your after-hours messages.

Please note: If you do not show up to your first appointment, you will not be seen until the following semester.

Tips for enhancing your counseling experience:

  • Be on time for your appointments.
  • Arrive 20-30 minutes early for your initial appointment and be prepared to fill out some paperwork (have your 8 digit USF student ID number with you).
  • Be honest with your counselor; counseling is a safe place to tell the truth without being judged.
  • Give your counselor feedback on how your counseling is going.