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“No matter how much light I carry within me,
there will always be times of feeling lost,
being confused, seeking direction.

It is the way of the human heart.”

- Joyce Rupp


CAPS Mission Statement

"The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to support students and student learning by providing quality counseling services to students and consultation and outreach programs to the campus community."

The Cowell Center Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is applying for accreditation through the International Association of Counseling Services. We are staffed by licensed psychologists, psychology trainees – pre-doctoral trainees and advanced practicum students – and a psychiatrist. All mental health providers are by appointment only and will address your needs in a sensitive, compassionate, confidential and holistic manner. 

Outside of a mental health crisis, there are no walk-in appointments.

As well as our on campus staff, CAPS offers assistance with referral to off-campus mental health professionals when you need, or prefer, long-term or specialty care. Please refer to our list of community referrals.

Crisis Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm

After Business Hours

  • Contact Resident Director or Campus Safety
  • Contact SCU EMS for after-hours emergencies:
  • Every day of the academic year from 5:00pm to 8:00am (except holidays, academic breaks and finals week).


Counseling and Psychological Services is closed during all University holidays and the first two weeks during the month of August.