Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!

CAPS is a unit of the division of Student Affairs of Sonoma State University. CAPS offers confidential counseling to students experiencing personal problems that interfere with their academic progress, career or well being.

Please note:

The CAPS web pages provide information only. If you would like to talk with someone or make an appointment, please call (707) 664-2153 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For immediate response when CAPS is closed, please call SSU Police Services at (707) 664-4444 or Sonoma County Crisis Line at (707) 576-8181. Both are available 24 hours a day.


Please call CAPS at (707) 664-2153 or contact the group facilitator for more details.

Women of Color Collective:
Drop in, Wednesdays., 12-1pm, HUB Lounge Student Center,
Join us in creating community with SSU women of diverse and intersecting cultural identities. Share and be inspired by our collective stories and experiences in a safe space. Explore, process, and empower each other!

Transcending Boundaries:Gender Identity Discussion Group
Drop in, Wednesdays., 12-1pm, Stevenson 3095
This weekly discussion group provides a space to explore, receive support, and build community around your gender identity. Contact Jennifer Lotz: jennifer.lotz@sonoma.edu

Bisexual Discussion Group:
Time and Place are TBD,
 Join our weekly discussion of topics related to bisexuality and explore your own sexual identity. Contact Isa Avila-Saiter: avilai@sonoma.edu with questions.

Survivors of Sexual Assault:
 This group provides a confidential and safe space for survivors of sexual assault to discuss their concerns and receive support. It also provides the opportunity for survivors to become involved in prevention and awareness. Please contact laura.williams@sonoma.edu for information .

Understanding Self and Others: Sign up at CAPS
Members of this group will get feedback on how they come across to others and learn new ways to connect with people. The group offers the opportunity to practice new ways of relating to others. Members often come away from group with increased confidence and frequently report improvement in their relationships outside of group.

Ride The Wave: Stress and Anxiety Workshop
Overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed? Join CAPS for a chance to talk about your current stressors and hear from others. You learn to "ride the wave" and other easy techniques to manage your stress and anxiety. This event is free- bring a friend!

Please Note: Communication over the internet is not secure. We do not provide personal counseling over the internet. Please do not send by email any information you consider privileged or confidential.

Take a mental health screening here!