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  

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Brent Alsaker, LCSW
He/Him/His

• Sexual and Gender Identity Development
• LGBTIQ+ Relationship concerns
• Social Justice and Multicultural Issues
• Gender non-binary Ally
• Depression
• Anxiety

 

 

 

Amy Mandell, LMFT
She/Her/Hers

• Sexual and Gender Identity Development
• First Generation College Students
• Social Justice and Multicultural Issues
• Undocumented Student Ally
• Family and Relationship Development
• Anxiety
• Trauma
• Eating Disorder Concerns

 

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Ritu Agarwal, MA
She/Her/Hers

• Complex/Developmental Trauma
• Sexual and Gender Identity Development
• Social Justice and Multicultural Issues
• Intersectionality of Identity
• Immigration Issues/Identity

 

 

Michael Richards, Ph.D.
He/Him/His

 • Sexual and Gender Identity Development
• Trans* and Non-Binary Identities Ally
• Social Justice and Multicultural Issues
• Greek Life
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Mindfulness
• Substance Use Concerns

Richard H. Enriquez, Ph.D.
He/Him/His

• Sexual and Gender Identity Development
• Social Justice and Multicultural Issues
• Relationship Concerns
• Substance Use Concerns
• Depression and other Mood Disorders
• Anxiety
• Religion and Spirituality

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


LET’S TALK DROP-IN
Confidential, anonymous, brief consultation with a queer-identified counselor.  No appointment needed, just drop-in
Brent Alsaker, Cantu Queer Center, Mons 1-3 pm
Amy Mandell, Graduate Commons, Thurs 1-3 pm
Let’s Talk is not offered during breaks, over summer, the first week of each quarter, and during finals week


CAPS GROUPS
Queer & Questioning Women’s Discussion and Support Group
Queer & Questioning Men’s Discussion and Support Group
Both groups are open to new members throughout the academic year. Group days/times are updated at the beginning of each quarter on the CAPS Groups page.


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