Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Professionally trained multi-culturally sensitive staff provides confidential counseling services to enrolled SJSU students. Responding to the many pressures and demands facing students at different times, CAPS offers confidential counseling; groups and workshops; crisis intervention services; resource referral and consultation; and outreach presentations. The private offices in CAPS support an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality between a counselor and a student.

Personal/Psychological Counseling

Counselors can work with you to improve your mood, decrease your anxiety, increase your skills in handling stress, improve your skills in relationships, and help you make better decisions. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, professional clinical counselors, social workers, marriage family therapists and advanced doctoral-level clinical trainees supervised by licensed professionals.

Educational Counseling

CAPS Educational Programs provides students with life skills that promote academic success. Our program assist students in navigating the University by informing them of SJSU resources and policies, and serving as a bridge to personal counseling to help students' overall well-being.

Each semester, CAPS Life Skills Workshops and groups are offered to help students become more successful at SJSU. For a complete listing of these with times and dates, please see: www.sjsu.edu/counseling/students/Workshops/index.html

Outreach Service

Our professional counselors offer a variety of presentations on topics of interest to campus organizations and student groups free of charge. Outreach services also include tabling, interviews, and supportive debriefs for the campus community.


Groups are a great way for students to connect with peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally! We offer numerous types of groups that get students interacting and connecting to help each other.

Suicide Prevention Training

We provide learning opportunities for gaining knowledge, skill, and awareness in suicide and mental health crisis and intervention (e.g. QPR, Mental Health First Aid, and ASIST). All trainings are free and open to all SJSU members.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Student Wellness Center, 3rd Floor, Room 300B