About the Department
Our Central office is located in the East Wing on the second floor, at the Student Health Center building. CAPS counseling staff are situated in various locations on campus, including the Colleges and Family Student Housing. Please see the CAPS Staff page for information regarding the CAPS staff.
Who We Are
CAPS staff provides the UCSC community with a wide rage o f mental health services, including short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and referral services. CAPS is staffed by Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage & Family Counselors, Doctoral Interns and Post –Doctoral Fellows. We also provide preventative outreach and consultation services to the University community. Please see the Groups & Workshops flyer for information about our workshops and groups. Counseling services are confidential and free of charge to all UCSC Students.
When to Contact CAPS
Students contact CAPS for a wide range of reasons, including stress, depression, anxiety, eating and body image concerns, grief and loss, substance abuse, issues related to oppression, discrimination or harassment, personal identity issues, recovery from trauma, relationship concerns, family or academic problems, transitions or simply adjusting to the complex demands of university life. We are here to assist with any personal concerns that affect your well-being and your education. Family, friends, faculty or staff members who are concerned about a student are welcome to call CAPS for consultation.
Helpful Resources and Information
- Counseling and Psychological Services (831) 459-2628
Appointment scheduling 8:00am to 5:00pm
Crisis Hours 8:00am to 5:00pm
Consultation available 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Cowell Student Health Center (831) 459-2211