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CAPS | Counseling and Psychological Services is open!

We offer 24/7 immediate counseling support! Call us anytime at (707) 664-2153 for support. You can also call to leave a non-urgent message with any questions you may have about CAPS services.

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.

Appointments Monday & Tuesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Front Desk Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services at Sonoma State University! Our purpose is to support student mental health and wellbeing. We offer short-term individual and group counseling, workshops, crisis intervention services, consultation, referral, training, and outreach to accomplish this. 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 our profession's ethical standards and 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.


Drop-In During Finals Week!

Feeling stressed over finals? Drop-in or call CAPS during finals week, December 11-15, Monday-Friday, 9 AM to noon and 1 PM to 4 PM. We'll see you within 24 hours!

Happy Holidays
Crisis Services Available Over Winter Break

Sometimes the holidays are not so happy. For 27/7 urgent counseling support call us at 707-664-2153.

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CAPS Cares