Counseling and Psychological Services
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7030
(805) 893-4411 Fax: (805) 893-5259
Counseling Center accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
Doctoral Internship accredited by American Psychological Association
Welcome to Winter Quarter 2014, UC Santa Barbara!
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes you to the beginning of the New Year. During this time of less sunlight remember that exercise, a healthy diet, and sleep are very important in helping you cope with the many academic and social demands of being a student at UCSB. Our campus is now smoke and tobacco free!
A reminder that our satellite offices are located in the Student Resource Building, Student Health, San Clemente, Santa Catalina, and San Rafael. The Santa Catalina office is located next to the Wellness Center and staffed by Wellness and Mental Health peers.
Counseling and Psychological Services continues to provide services to graduate and undergraduate students. We offer individual and group counseling to help you through life and school transitions. Our Mental Health Peer Program is going strong! The program resources continue to include the Egg and Massage chairs. The Mental Health peers offer workshops and an individualized test anxiety program.
We are looking forward to new changes on our website. We will be moving to a new platform that will be more mobile device friendly. This quarter you will be able to fill out our forms from the lobby on your own mobile device! We appreciate your support and want to make our services as accessible as possible.
If you or a friend need to talk to an objective professional, or your family and friends’ advice isn’t helping enough, please feel free to make an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services by stopping in or by calling (805) 893-4411. To meet with our Mental Health Peers, no appointment is necessary, but be sure to check in with them to access the Egg and Massage chairs.
Wishing you all the best –
Jeanne Stanford, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
For any student needing support directly or indirectly related to the recent assaults in Isla Vista
In addition to our services, CAPS would like to encourage you to reach out to any of the following resources:
UCSB Campus Advocacy, Resources, & Education (CARE)
The CARE program provides services to students impacted by sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence including confidential advocacy and support appointments.
Line available 24/7: 805-893-4613
Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center (SBRCC)
SBRCC is a community agency that provides support services including counseling and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault and their families.
English/Spanish hotline available 24/7: 805-564-3696
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is a non-profit national organization with resources including a toll-free hotline for anyone who has been impacted by sexual assault.
Hotline available 24/7: 800-656-4673
CSO Escort Program
If you are traveling anywhere on campus or IV, please consider using the free CSO Escort Service. Put their number in your phone so it is always available: CSO Escort 805-893-2000.
CAPS is here to help you 24/7: 805-893-4411
CAPS provides services including same day urgent assessment and consultation appointments, M-F from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Consultation with a counselor is also available by phone evenings and weekends.
Office Closures for Winter 2014
Reduced Hours: December 16, 17, 19, 20; Open 1-4pm (Closed 8am-1pm)
Closed: December 18
Closed: December 23, 2013 - January 3, 2014
Closed: January 20
Closed: February 17
Closed: March 20
Reduced Hours: March 24, 25, 27; Open 1-4pm (Closed 8am-1pm)
Closed: March 26, 28
If you need phone consultation after business hours or on weekends, please call (805) 893-4411 and follow the instructions. CAPS has psychologists available in SRB, Student Health, San Rafael, San Clemente, and Santa Catalina.
If this is an emergency or anyone is in danger including yourself, call 911 or the UCSB Campus Police Dispatch (805) 893-3446. Click here for information on how to donate to Counseling and Psychological Services.