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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the university’s counseling center dedicated to student mental health and well-being. As specialists working with undergraduate and graduate students, we work to address your needs through an initial CAPS phone screen appointment.

CAPS provides a broad range of services including

  • crisis counseling
  • individual therapy
  • medication assessment and management
  • group therapy

These services are provided by a diverse and multicultural professional staff. Many services are available without additional charge for students who have paid the Campus Health Service Fee.

In addition to our clinical services, CAPS supports programs to promote mental health, emotional resilience, and wellness throughout the campus community. Our counselors work with students and parents during orientation, teach classes on campus, present at health and wellness events, visit student housing and community centers, and consult with faculty and staff in every academic department.

Make a CAPS appointment

The recent coverage in the news brings attention to the deaths by suicide that happen each year. Many people think about suicide in response to stressful events, but do not ever follow through on their thoughts or plans. Later they are greatly relieved that they did not act on these thoughts. In times of suicidal thinking and stress, support helps. Stanford Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is here for you, and can also help you if you are supporting a friend.
If you have lost someone to suicide, these recent events in the news may bring up many feelings related to those losses.  Know that your feelings matter, and that support is here for you at CAPS.
Call us 650-723-3785 for support twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week. 
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