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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS Online Screening - How Are You Doing? No... Really. Click here to take CAPS online screening to assess how you are really doing and how we might help able to help.

About CAPS

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps students meet the personal challenges associated with identifying and accomplishing academic, career, and life goals. Our services include short-term counseling for individuals, group counseling, career development counseling, referral services, psychoeducational workshops, and crisis intervention. Read more about CAPS.

Tragedy in Paris

As the campus mourns the loss of our design student Nohemi Gonzalez in the Paris tragedy, please know that Counseling and Psychological Services has on-call counselors available if you feel the need to talk with someone about your emotional response to these events.

Please call CAPS at (562) 985-4001 or walk in during our office hours (8:30 - 4:30) to speak with a counselor. After hours, you can call our phone number to speak with a phone counselor if you feel you are in crisis. Faculty and staff can call (562)-985-7434 to make an appointment to speak with our campus faculty and staff counselor.

Our hearts go out to all campus community members and the family of Nohemi who have been affected by this senseless tragedy in Paris.

Helpful Resources

For the Community (Off Campus)

Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 Or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The hotline is a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

2-1-1 (dial in any county in California for local referrals)
Free confidential referral and information helpline that provides information about local community resources including counseling and mental health.

U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services: 1-888-407-4747
Contact if you are concerned about loved ones living or traveling in France. (U.S. citizens)

For Students and Staff/Faculty (On Campus)

Counseling and Psychological Services: 562-985-4001
Brotman Hall Room 226

Staff and Faculty Assistance Program: 562-985-7434
A free, confidential resource to help you resolve personal, family, or work-related problems. By appointment only.

Center for International Education: 562-985-4106
Brotman Hall 201

Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma

Disaster Helpline Brochure

When to Ask For Help

Sometimes personal problems require more assistance than can be found within your own circle of support.

CAPS offers counseling for students who are struggling with issues such as family and social relationships, romantic relationships, life transitions, sexuality, grief, stress, sexual assault, anxiety, loss of motivation, or depression. If you have any of these concerns or would like general professional assistance, please come in or call for an intake appointment.

Important Numbers
Office Name Hours Phone
Counseling and Psychological Services
Monday through Friday,
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
24-Hour access to a counselor by phone
(562) 985-4001
Health Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed weekends and campus holidays

(562) 985-4771
University Police
24 Hours/Day,
7 Days/Week Call 911
(562) 985-4101
Women and Gender Equity Center

Monday, Thursday, Friday,
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday,
9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

(562) 985-8576

News & Events


Click here for information on refering a student to the CARES Team

CSULB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

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