Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 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 8AM to 6PM, Wednesday-Friday 8AM to 5PM
Front Desk: Monday-Friday, 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 4PM
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.