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 Fall Quarter 2013, UC Santa Barbara!
Welcome Frosh, new Graduate, Transfer and International students and all returning students. We are beginning a new academic year and look forward to helping you achieve your academic and personal goals.
We are pleased to offer a community psychology approach which helps bring our services to you in locations that are more convenient. Our psychologists are located in our main building (599) and in the EOP office located in SRB (the Student Resource Building). In addition, we have a psychologist in the San Clemente housing complex for graduate students and residents. We have an office in Santa Catalina in Espacio 12, next to the Wellness Center. We are also adding an office in San Rafael for those residents. We are excited that we have been able to increase the number of CAPS psychologists on campus! Thanks for your support!
This year promises to hold excitement and challenges. With each day, you are getting closer to accomplishing your goals and realizing your dreams! CAPS is a place where you can receive therapeutic assistance for those issues that may hinder your progress. We offer individual and group counseling to help you be a successful student.
Whether you are a new or returning student, you can benefit from our wonderful stress management program run by the Mental Health Peers. Plan to visit our Egg Chair, which was made possible by a grant from the Student Fee Advisory Committee. Stop by and de-stress with one of our Massage Chairs, or perhaps you may want to come in to find out how to deal with test anxiety. Of course, we also recommend walking around the lagoon to cope with a stressful day. It’s important to eat, sleep, and exercise regularly - even if you have a really busy schedule or it’s the middle of mid-terms or finals. You will do better in general if you take some time to take care of yourself - physically as well as mentally.
CAPS and the Mental Health Peers are working together to raise awareness of our Smoke/Tobacco Free campus that begins in January 2014.
We hope that you will help us keep our campus emotionally healthy and safe. If you or a friend need an objective person to talk to, or you find that you are having thoughts or feelings that your friends and family can’t help you with, then please feel free to make an appointment and consult with a psychologist. You don’t need an appointment to meet one of our wonderful stress management peers or to check out the Egg Chair! Phone counseling and/or consultation is available after business hours in the evenings, on weekends, and holidays by calling (805) 893-4411.
Be well, take care and have a wonderful Fall quarter!
Jeanne Stanford, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
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 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.
Office Closures for Fall 2013
Closed: September 2 (Holiday)
Reduced Hours: September 23, Open 8:30am-3pm (Closed 3-4:30pm)
Reduced Hours: October 24, Open 10am-4:30pm (Closed 8-10am)
Closed: November 11 (Holiday)
Closed: November 28-29 (Holiday)
Reduced Hours: December 16-20, Open 1-4pm (Closed 8am-1pm)
Closed: December 23, 2013 - January 3, 2014