Counseling and Psychological Services

Free and confidential personal counseling is available for students through campus Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Students contact CAPS for many reasons, including stress, depression, anxiety, eating and body image concerns, grief and loss, substance abuse, issues related to oppression (racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, able-ism), issues related to personal identity (cultural, sexual orientation or gender identity), recovery from trauma (including sexual assault, family violence, and childhood abuse), relationship concerns, family or academic problems, transfer/re-entry challenges, or simply adjusting to the many demands of college/graduate school.

Counseling psychologists are based within the colleges, and represa a diversity of ethnicities, sexual orientations, and professional approaches. We offer crisis services, brief individual counseling, counseling groups, and workshops. Check out our website at www2.ucsc.edu/counsel for more information. To schedule an appointment, please call us or drop-in! We will work with you to arrange the best possible services for your situation.

Family, friends,faculty or staff members who are concerned about a student are welcome to call a campus psychologist for consultation: 831-459-2628 (M-F 8am-5pm). After-hours and weekends, this same number will connect you with a crisis consultation service. Please call 911 in case of emergency.

*Crisis*  services on walk-in basis:

Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Health Center

Mon-Fri  8:30am - 4pm

Telephone: 831-459-2628

Crisis services after 5pm and weekends:
Counseling/Psych Services 24hour HotLine831-459-2628
Police Dispatch:  831-459-2231
Call 911 for emergencies 

Additional 24 hr crisis services:
Police Dispatch:  831-459-2231
Call 911 for emergencies 
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 831-458-5300 
Dominican Hospital Behavioral Health: 831-462-7719 
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 831-458-5300 
Dominican Hospital Behavioral Health: 831-462-7719

Other Resources
Contact your CSO, CRE or RA