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

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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

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.

No appointment needed. Let's Talk is a drop-in service offering students a chance to stop by virtually on zoom or different locations around campus for a brief, confidential conversation with a professional counselor to receive consultation, support, advice, and/or referrals. Let’s Talk is held several afternoons a week during fall, winter, and spring quarters (except on holidays, winter and spring breaks, and finals weeks).


Examples of groups that are offered are: Gender Queer Therapy, Black LGBT Group, and QueerTalk. Group topics may vary each quarter. These groups are open to new members throughout the academic year. Group topics, days/times/locations are updated at the beginning of each quarter on the CAPS Groups page.

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.