All CAPS services are currently being offered remotely by phone or Zoom sessions.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger of harm to self or others, do not hesitate, call 911 immediately. For more information and resources.
We offer crisis counseling 24/7. Please call us Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM to speak with a CAPS clinician immediately. After hours, we have an on-call counselor service available by calling our number at (707) 664-2153.
We offer same day crisis appointment with a CAPS counselor during office hours for students who are currently (or within the past few weeks) experiencing any of the following situations:
Current intent to harm yourself or persistent suicidal thoughts
Recent release from a psychiatric hospital, or recent suicide attempt
Current intent to harm another or thoughts of harming another
Hallucinations (seeing/hearing things that don't exist or that others don't see/hear) or other serious symptoms of psychosis
Death of a loved one that is significantly impacting your functioning
Acts of discrimination, hate, or systemic oppression that are currently impacting functioning
Recent physical assault/abuse, sexual assault/abuse, violence or threat of violence
Crisis related to basic needs (homelessness, hunger, etc.)
Concern about the immediate safety of someone else
At the conclusion of your crisis session, a plan will be made for follow-up services either at CAPS or with an outside resource as indicated.
Single Session Therapy
Single session appointments are designed to focus on a key non-urgent concern within 45 to 50 minutes. You choose what issues you would like to focus on and the clinician will work with you to gain insight, shift thinking patterns, explore strategies to address problems, teach coping skills, and/or suggest resources for the future. Please call CAPS at (707) 664-2153 to schedule your single session. We will try to schedule you within two weeks. Occasionally, single session therapy may be available the same-day of your request due to a cancellation. Call CAPS as early in the day as possible to check on these availabilities.
Intake Appointments for Individual Therapy
Intake appointments are for those who wish to discuss ongoing therapy at CAPS. These appointments are typically 45-50 minutes and include a review of your psychological history and assessment of current symptoms. You and the clinician you are meeting with will then determine a treatment plan that may include services at CAPS or an outside referral. Please call CAPS at (707) 664-2153 during phone hours to schedule your intake appointment. Phone hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Outside of phone hours, an on-call counselor is available 24/7 by calling our phone number and following instructions to talk to with the on-call counselor. For emergency situations that involve immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
Ongoing Individual Therapy Sessions
After you have had an intake session, regular therapy appointments may be offered. The length of these appointments may be 45 to 50 minutes or for a shorter time period as indicated. CAPS uses a short-term model of care to address issues common to college students. The number of individual counseling sessions available to students is limited so that CAPS can best serve the needs of all SSU students. Decisions about the number of sessions that a student may have are primarily based on the student's needs, the student’s available resources, and overall student demand for services. A follow-up appointment may be made with your counselor at the end of each session. If you do not have a follow-up appointment scheduled or if an urgent issue arises before your next scheduled appointment, call CAPS at (707) 664-2153 during our phone hours to schedule. Phone hours areL Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Outside of phone hours, an on-call counselor is available 24/7 by calling our phone number and following instructions to talk to with the on-call counselor. For emergency situations that involve immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
Utilizing a short-term model, we offer counseling for two or more currently enrolled SSU students who are having difficulty within their relationship. Relationship counseling is available to romantic and/or sexual partners, roommates, or friends. Call CAPS at (707) 664-2153 during phone hours to schedule. Please note that all students must indicate interest in attending and, in most instances, each of the students will need to meet briefly with a clinician for a screening.
Group Therapy and Workshops
Depending on your concern(s), group therapy can be as effective as, or more effective than, individual therapy. It also can be a great adjunct to individual therapy when more support is desired. Finding others with shared concerns and building a supportive community with other students can help normalize experiences and help folx to feel less alone. We offer a variety of groups ranging from skills-focused groups to relational groups. Please see our current offerings listed on our Groups & Workshops page. Some groups and workshops are drop-in (no registration required, come when you can) while others require pre-registration and regular attendance. To register for a group or to get a Zoom link for a drop-in group, contact us by calling 707-664-2153 during phone hours or e-mail: email@example.com. The number of group sessions and workshops a student can attend are unlimited as appropriate.
There may be a time when you become concerned about the mental health of an SSU student and would like guidance about how best to communicate or cope with your concern. Consultation with a CAPS clinician is available to students, staff, faculty, family and friends. Please contact CAPS at 707-664-2153, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM to speak with an available clinician to discuss your concerns. You may also report your concern to the CARE Team.
Trainings, Workshops and Outreach
CAPS clinicians are available to provide psychoeducational presentations to student groups and clubs and to faculty/staff groups or departments. We are also available to attend various meetings and events when there is concern that an attendee may need psychological support. Our availability may at times be impacted by student demand for services. Please contact us by phone: 707-664-2153 during phone hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org as early in the semester as possible and with as much advance notice as possible to request.
If you are seeking outside services, CAPS can help you with referral resources and strategies. Please call 707-664-2153 during phone hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM or by email: email@example.com. Additional information about community resources is available here.