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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is located in the Student Health Center and offers counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, mental health assessment, education, prevention, outreach, and linkage to community resources at no additional charge to Cal Maritime students. CAPS provides assistance to students experiencing a range of concerns, including personal, academic, interpersonal/relationship, family, social, and other psychological difficulties.

Student can schedule an appointment by calling (707) 654-1170 or do so in person at the Student Health Center. Students may also contact CAPS for consultation about concerns for a friend or peer. Consultation services are available to faculty and staff who may have questions or concerns regarding students.

Regular Business Hours are Monday to Friday 0830-1700 (closed for lunch 1300-1400)

Walk-In Urgent Counseling (no appointment needed) is daily from 1400-1500

After Hours Assistance is available by calling (707) 654-1170 ext. 1, to confidentially speak with a health professional about psychological, and medical, concerns. There is no additional charge for this service.

Online Self-Assessments are available from your computer or mobile device for depression, anxiety, alcohol use, bipolar, posttraumatic stress, or eating problems. They are free, confidential, and anonymous. 

Don't miss the Web pages located in the left column that contain a wealth of information and resources for students, staff, and parents! (including the RED FOLDER for helping students in distress)

(Please report outdated links or recommended new links to the CAPS Counselor at iwallace@csum.edu. Thank you).

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