Counseling & Psychological Services

(805) 893-4411 - M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm


Counseling Services at CAPS

Counseling and 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. We are dedicated to delivering services congruent with a brief therapy model and evidence based practice in psychology.
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 can be particularly useful when academic difficulty is related to the personal distress. CAPS offers a variety of mental health services including crisis intervention, psychological assessment, individual therapy, group counseling, and referrals to campus and community resources. After the initial Intake with a CAPS clinician, recommendations and assistance will be provided to help students meet their identified goals.‚Äč

How to make an appointment
When you are ready to make an appointment at CAPS, please call (805) 893-4411 or come by our Main Office (Building 599) and request to schedule a first-time appointment. 

Individual Counseling
Professional clinicians provide brief counseling and psychotherapy to clarify your concerns, work toward the resolution of difficulties, and facilitate improved functioning within the areas of targeted concern.

Group Counseling
CAPS provides students with the opportunity to work with others sharing common concerns in a group counseling format. 

While Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers services for individual students, sometimes difficult issues arise within groups on campus.  Anyone can request an outreach service or workshop from our psychologists to help address the situation, and the Consultation Coordinator will work with you to assess the specific needs involved in the request.

Suicide Prevention: #saysomething
Education and awareness campaign about mental health services at UCSB. 

Continuing Education
CAPS offers CE courses on a wide range of topics, providing the opportunity for professional development while earning required CE credits. 

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