LGBTQ+ Counseling Services

While all CAPS counselors have training and experience working with LGBTQ+ students, sometimes it’s important to know your counselor is queer identified. Our LGBTQ+ counselors are knowledgeable about intersecting and non-binary identities, polyamory, the coming out process, experiences of homophobia and transphobia, adjustment to college, family concerns, trauma, self-esteem, and much more.


Richard H. Enriquez, Ph.D

Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • LGBTQ-identified clients
  • ethnically diverse populations
  • alcohol and other drug use
  • religion and spirituality
  • mood disorders
  • anxiety disorders
  • community mental health
  • college counseling

Sasha Faust

Sasha Faust, M.A.

Pronouns: She/They

  • Social justice and student activism
  • LGBTQIA+ identified clients
  • Sexual and romantic identity development
  • Queer relationships
  • Relationship problems
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Adjustment problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Photo of Lain Lease

Lain Lease, L.M.F.T.

Pronouns: Lain/They/He/She

  • case management services
  • transgender and non-binary care coordination
  • health insurance navigation
  • sexual and gender identity development
  • social justice and student activism
  • anxiety and panic
  • neurodiversity


Jessica Magallanes-Evans, Psy.D.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • sexual and gender identity development
  • culture and ethnicity
  • student activism
  • first generation students
  • family relationships
  • socio-political stress

Jaeliên Pinheiro, Psy.D.

Pronouns: She/They

  • social justice and multicultural focus
  • sexuality and romantic identity development
  • multiracial identity exploration
  • southeast asian identity exploration
  • gender identity and expression
  • femme, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid identity exploration
  • queer relationships


To make an appointment with one of these counselors, call the main CAPS office at 831-459-2628. To learn more about all of the CAPS counselors, go to our Meet Our Staff page.

To get a confidential, anonymous, brief consultation with a queer-identified counselor, just drop in to Let's Talk. No appointment needed.

Let’s Talk is not offered during holidays/breaks, over summer, and during finals week.


Note that not all groups are offered each quarter. These groups are open to new members throughout the academic year. Just drop in: No appointment or sign-up needed. Groups offered and days/times/locations are updated at the beginning of each quarter on the CAPS Groups page.

  • Queer & Questioning Men's Discussion & Support Group
  • Trans, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, & Gender Questioning Discussion & Support Group
  • Queer & Questioning Women’s Discussion & Support Group

To learn more about CAPS day and night crisis services, go to our Crisis Assistance page.

Healthcare Equality Index: LGBTQ Healthcare Quality Leader. Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2020.