Santa Clara University


Counseling and Psychological Services

Our Mission

The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to support students and student learning by providing counseling services to students and consultation and outreach programs to the campus community. The CAPS mission is consistent with the University vision of developing leaders and citizens of competence, conscience, and compassion. CAPS staff share the University values of ethical behavior, respect and care for self and others, and appreciation of diversity and differences in people. And the CAPS staff is committed to the highest standards of professional practice and ethical conduct.

Featured project: Stress & Relaxation Interactive Program

We all have stress – sometimes it’s helpful, but sometimes it gets in the way.

It’s helpful to learn about stress and how to manage it. Why? Because increasing awareness is the first step in making a change for the better! This Interactive Program will help you figure out if stress is helping or hurting you, and what to do about it if it’s a problem.


Depression affects 1 out of 6 college students. Every other year, Santa Clara University conducts the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment. This survey gathers information about college students' health and wellness. Watch the videos below for more information about the survey, its results, and tips on how to manage difficult situations similar to those portrayed.

These videos are hosted externally on YouTube.