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.
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.
FALL WELLNESS WORKSHOPS & GROUPS
No registration is required. Walk-ins welcome.
Groups Forming Now
Please call CAPS at (707) 664-2153 for more details.
Just Breathe! Mindfulness and Stress Reduction for College Students:
Need ways to stay calm under pressure? Learn to use the practice of mindfulness and other relaxation techniques to help you cope with academic, social, and emotional stress.
Pathways Through Grief:
Intended to provide a healing environment to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Learn to cope with grief by sharing, understanding, and moving through the grief process while receiving support.
This group provides a confidential and safe space to discuss men’s issues. The theme of the group is the invitation to discuss and explore what kind of man you want to be in the world. Potential topics include being in relationships, navigating difficult emotions, striving for success, and thriving as an SSU student. Contact Joe Puentes at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
General Therapy Group:
Members of group therapy benefit from a supportive community of students dealing with similar issues. Group members are working on adjusting to college, managing emotions, improving relationships, and self-awareness. One of the best things about group therapy is getting support and feedback in a safe environment. The group meets weekly, and generally consists of four to eight students and a therapist.
Groups Running Now
(New Members Welcome)
Bisexual Discussion Group:
Join our weekly discussion of topics related to bisexuality and explore your own sexual identity. The group is open to students who identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, or any other non-binary sexual identity label, as well as students who may be questioning if one of these labels fits for them. Group meets on Thursdays at Noon in Stevenson 3044. Drop-ins welcome. Contact Lindsey Brooks: email@example.com with questions.
Women of Color Collective:
Providing an opportunity for women of diverse cultural backgrounds to come explore, process, and support each other in a safe space. Let’s create community and learn about ourselves!
Survivors of Sexual Assault:
This group honors each survivor’s unique experience and healing process and provides a confidential and safe space to discuss concerns and receive support. There is also an opportunity for group members to become more active in sexual assault awareness and prevention as desired. Contact Laura Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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