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Cowell Center

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides SCU students with a wide range of mental health and wellness services.

Even if you've never been to a counseling session before, we'll help you feel comfortable and achieve your goals.

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Counseling Services

We offer 10 counseling sessions per academic year. The first six sessions are free and the remaining four sessions cost $20 each. Call Cowell to schedule an appointment.


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Crisis Counseling

If you need to talk to someone ASAP, you can walk into Cowell or call at any time during weekday hours to speak with a crisis counselor. Our new After Hours program also offers therapy services for students in crisis from 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.


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Case Management

A case manager will work with you to identify the services and community resources that best fit your needs.


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Outreach Services

Our goal is to demystify counseling, educate the campus on mental and physical well-being and inform people about our comprehensive services through workshops and events.


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Peer-Led Support Groups

Peer-Led healing circles are both a social and primary group of students who share similar age, background, affiliation, or social status. They are facilitated by a fellow student (undergraduate or graduate) who is trained to listen empathically and are dynamic by nature, meaning the topics discussed involve the intersectionality of each affinity group, their unique experiences, and needs.


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Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions are facilitated by CAPS clinicians. SCU students can attend an unlimited number of group therapy sessions each year.


Make An Appointment

Call Us to Make or Cancel an Appointment: (408) 554-4501

You may not schedule a CAPS appointment online. You must call or come to the Cowell Center to schedule an appointment. If you would like to discuss your concerns and options for getting help, please call CAPS during normal hours of operation (M-F, 8:30AM to 5:00PM). You will be scheduled for an initial consultation (triage) appointment, which consists of a 20 to 25 minute phone call with a counselor at CAPS. 

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Getting Started at CAPS

At CAPS, we use a short-term model of therapy to best help you work through issues common in a college setting. During the initial consultation (triage) appointment, you will talk privately with a CAPS counselor about your concerns and collaboratively develop a plan that will best meet your needs.

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Other CAPS Resources

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Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors aim to destigmatize seeking mental health services and strive to serve as a bridge between the Cowell Center and the SCU student body. They are committed to offering knowledge and guidance when it comes to finding the resources you need.


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Professional Training

CAPS is an APA-accredited site and offers training opportunities for advanced practicum students, interns and postdoctoral fellows.



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