* New workshops will be added during the beginning of Spring 2019 semester.
Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!
8 Session Limit Information - To address our campus’ increasing need of mental health services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be implementing an 8 session limit per academic calendar year in personal counseling for all matriculated students of San José State University. Implementation will begin August 19, 2019, with the initial year ending June 30, 2020. (Read More Information)
New Scheduling Procedures for Personal Counseling - Beginning July 1, 2019, CAPS office will be scheduling students and asking that you contact us by the next day at 8:00 AM to confirm or cancel the appointment. If we don't hear from you by the stated time, your appointment will be given to another student wanting services. (Read More Information)
"Let's Talk," Spartans! - provides an opportunity for students to meet with a counselor from Counseling and Psychological Services in common areas across campus. You can meet with a counselor at various times and locations in individual or group settings. (Read More Information)
CAPS recognizes the impact that recent Federal policy changes have made on the students of San José State University, specifically our international and minority populations. At counseling centers nationwide, confusion and uncertainty are causing disruption and worry among students, their colleagues, friends, and family. (Read More Information)
Counseling and Psychological Services at San Jose State University is re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911. Or if you live on campus, please call campus police at (408) 924-2222.
For urgent consultations or assistance during our hours of operation (regular semesters: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; summer and winter hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm), there is always a staff member available to assist you either on the phone or in person.
For after-hours urgent consultations or assistance, please call our main number (408-924-5910) and press 4 to connect with the after-hours crisis service.
The County Suicide & Crisis Line at (855) 278-4204 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 are also available toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition, you may send text messages for help to 741741. Text "HOME" in your message to have the Crisis Call Center respond to your text message.
For medication questions, call the After-Hours Advice Nurse at (866) 935-6347.