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CAPS’ mission is to promote the emotional and psychological well-being of students and the UCSB community. We approach our work both comprehensively and collectively.  The greatest proportion of our work is initial assessment, crisis intervention, and individual/group therapy.   However, we also work with worried parents, professors, friends who notice signs of distress, graduate advisors, TAs, and anyone who reaches out to us for help. We work with veterans, students of color, graduate students, first generation, foster youth, LGBQTI students, student parents, athletes, re-entry students, international students – we work with the entire UCSB community!   We have a diverse staff, and hope to continue to increase the diversity of our staff – culturally/ethnically as well as our ability to offer services in a diversity of languages. Voting ‘yes’ for CAPS will ensure our ability to continue to meet the increasing demand and provide quality services to UCSB students.  

-Supporting CAPS supports all Gauchos! – The CAPS Team

Welcome to CAPS!

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families. 

All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options. 


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) stands against racism and violence in all its forms that’s aim is to harm and divide people because of our differences. We would like to express our care and compassion for those who have been directly or vicariously impacted by the protests, violence and terrorist attacks that have occurred in our country and abroad. In the aftermath of these events that are happening more frequently, it is normal to experience a range of feelings, such as sadness, fear, anger, helplessness, or guilt.  It would also be more than understandable for our students who have experienced previous trauma, belong to marginalized and/or under-represented identity groups to be feeling particularly vulnerable.  We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like additional support for coping with the unfortunate events that have occurred. Please call (805) 893-4411 or stop by CAPS during regular business hours and let the receptionist know you need to be seen today.

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