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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Amy Mandell, L.M.F.T.
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

Ritu Agarwal, M.A.
She/Her/Hers

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

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

 

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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

 

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 of the CAPS counselors, go to our Meet Our Staff page.


LET’S TALK DROP-IN SERVICE
To get a confidential, anonymous, brief consultation with a queer-identified counselor, just drop in to Let's Talk. No appointment needed.

  • Michael Richards, Cantu Queer Center, Mondays, 1 to 3 pm
  • Amy Mandell, Graduate Commons, Thursdays, 1 to 3 pm


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


CAPS GROUPS

  • Queer & Questioning Women’s Discussion & Support Group
  • Queer & Questioning Men’s Discussion & Support Group
  • Trans & Non-Binary Discussion & Support Group

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.


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