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New! Same-Day Appointments: Stressed out over finals? Same-day appointments available 11/29 through 12/10! Call or email CAPS to schedule an appointment later the same day or the next day.
Fall 2021 Groups & Workshops Updates: Groups are a great way of connecting with others on shared interests and concerns! Learn more by visiting our Groups & Workshops page for current details.
You at Sonoma YOU@SONOMA: Check out YOU@Sonoma! A virtual wellness platform that helps students succeed at college by connecting them to campus resources and other online educational tools.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is open!

We will continue to provide most services by telehealth but have front office hours available for appointment scheduling and crisis walk-ins.  We are located in Building 17A which is a portable building located behind Salazar Hall.

If you would like to schedule a new or returning appointment, are interested in group therapy, or would like your call returned by a CAPS staff member, please call 707-664-2153 between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  You may also email us for non-urgent requests at caps@sonoma.edu.  Note that email is not a secure means of communication.  When leaving a voicemail or sending an email message, please be sure to give us your full name, phone number, and student ID number.

If you are in crisis and need to speak to a counselor immediately, please come to CAPS during front office hours or call 707-664-2153.  After hours, you may call us and press 2 to be connected to a crisis counselor. We have a crisis counselor available to you 24/7. If you are in danger of harming yourself or someone else, please immediately call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

CAPS is here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support.

Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services at Sonoma State University!

Our purpose is to support student mental health and wellbeing. To accomplish this, we offer short-term individual and group counseling, workshops, crisis intervention services, consultation, referral, training, and outreach. All currently enrolled students who pay the mental health fee (a mandatory campus fee paid at registration) are eligible for our services. There are no additional charges for our services.

All are welcome here. We strive to acknowledge, accept, and support the perspectives of a diverse campus population. This includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, religious/spiritual affiliation, socio-economic status, and immigration status.

Confidentiality is an essential part of all counseling relationships. The CAPS staff adhere to the ethical standards of our profession as well as to state and federal laws relating to confidentiality. Therefore, you can be assured everything you say to your counselor is kept within CAPS unless you give us written permission to release information to a third party. There are some instances where we are legally compelled to break confidentiality.  These include situations in which your counselor determines that you are at imminent risk of harming yourself or others; child, elder or dependent adult abuse is suspected (note that child abuse includes intentional viewing of child pornography); and certain rare legal circumstances. Basic information about your attendance at CAPS may have to be disclosed as related to public health mandates. Your counselor will discuss these exceptions with you at your first meeting.