Building 17A (East of Salazar Hall)
(707) 664-2153 or (707) 664-4444 (when CAPS is closed)
The purpose of Counseling & Psychological Services is to support student mental health and wellbeing. Short-term counseling is provided to enrolled students who are experiencing personal difficulties that interfere with their ability to take full advantage of the University experience. Licensed Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and post-doctoral residents provide individual, couples, and group counseling. Our goal is to facilitate the following: personal growth and self-esteem, development of satisfying relationships, effective communication and decision-making skills, and the establishment of personal values. CAPS counselors help clients express and clarify their concerns and identify specific changes that might be helpful to them. Interventions are aimed at increasing self-awareness, utilizing existing coping strategies more effectively, and developing additional skills to deal more successfully with problems.
The counseling staff offers group therapy, workshops, trainings and outreach on a variety of themes, such as grief/loss, adjusting to college, assertiveness training, eating and body image issues, support groups for LGBTQ students and students of color, test anxiety, procrastination, suicide prevention and men’s and women’s issues.
Drop-in/crisis hours are available daily and after-hours counseling support is available 24/7 by calling our main phone number. Consultation services are available to friends, family, staff and faculty who are concerned about a student’s mental health. Referrals are made to community agencies and private practitioners for students requiring specialized services or long-term psychotherapy.
CAPS staff strive to acknowledge, accept, and support the perspectives of a diverse campus population. This includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, religious/spiritual affiliation, socio-economic status, and immigration status. All are welcome here.
For information and appointments, call (707) 664-2153.
Susan Pulido, Confidential Advocate
Confidential Advocacy provides culturally-sensitive, empowering and empathic support and advocacy for survivors of power-based personal and sexual violence, and educational programming for the Sonoma State University community.