Brief Individual and Couples Counseling

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers short term counseling for personal, academic, and career issues.

There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of insurance.

Professional counselors can meet with students to talk about personal, academic and career issues including: adjusting to school, deciding on a career or major, dealing with family or relationships, sexual orientation and identity, coping with personal crises. Groups and workshops are also available on a variety of topics.

How to Get a Counseling Appointment

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Call (510) 642-9494 to schedule an appointment




What to expect at your appointment:

  • Prior to your visit, you will complete a brief questionnaire about the goal for your visit.

  • The session will be up to 45 minutes and we will focus on what is top of mind for you at the moment and your counselor will provide some immediate support.

  • Towards the end of your counseling session we will talk about possible next steps, which will include information about resources and support options, such as online, on-campus, and off-campus resources.  

  • CAPS is always here for you. Contact us as needed.

For more information see our FAQ page.

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