Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!

CAPS is a unit of the division of Student Affairs of Sonoma State University. CAPS offers confidential counseling to students experiencing personal problems that interfere with their academic progress, career or well being.

Please note:

The CAPS web pages provide information only. If you would like to talk with someone or make an appointment, please call (707) 664-2153 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For immediate response when CAPS is closed, please call SSU Police Services at (707) 664-4444 or Sonoma County Crisis Line at (707) 576-8181. Both are available 24 hours a day.



No registration is required. Walk-ins welcome.

Just Breathe!: Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
 Need ways to stay calm under pressure? Learn to use the practice of mindfulness and other relaxation techniques to help you cope with stress. This group is a series of three workshops. Dates TBD

Groups Forming Now

Please call CAPS at (707) 664-2153 or contact the group facilitator for more details.

Women of Color Collective:
 Providing an opportunity for women of diverse cultural backgrounds to come explore, process, and support each other in a safe space. Let’s create community and learn about ourselves!

Bisexual Discussion Group:
 Join our weekly discussion of topics related to bisexuality and explore your own sexual identity. Contact Lindsey Brooks: lindsey.brooks@sonoma.edu with questions.

Survivors of Sexual Assault:
 This group provides a confidential and safe space for survivors of sexual assault to discuss their concerns and receive support. It also provides the opportunity for survivors to become involved in prevention and awareness. Please contact laura.williams@sonoma.edu for information .

Understanding Self and Others: (Now Forming)
 Members of group therapy benefit from a supportive community of students dealing with similar issues. Group members are working on adjusting to college, managing emotions, improving relationships, and self-awareness.

Pathways Through Grief: (Now Forming)
 Providing a healing environment to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Learn to cope with grief by sharing, understanding, and moving through the grief process while receiving support. .

Men’s Group: (Now Forming)
 This group provides a confidential and safe space to discuss men’s issues with the invitation to discuss and explore what kind of man you want to be in the world. Contact Joe Puentes at puentesj@sonoma.edu.

Please Note: Communication over the internet is not secure. We do not provide personal counseling over the internet. Please do not send by email any information you consider privileged or confidential.

Take a mental health screening here!