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Counseling and Psychological Services 
Building 599
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 Spring Quarter 2014, UC Santa Barbara!

Welcome to Spring quarter!  Remember to slow down and enjoy our surroundings. For many of you, spring quarter will be the culmination of your graduate or undergraduate career here at UCSB. Congratulations! As you anticipate the next stage of life, take time to acknowledge your sources of inspiration as well as the achievement of academic goals.  For those who will be remaining, take the time to create a memorable future!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is asking for your support this quarter. We are asking for your vote for CAPS to help us increase our levels of staffing, increase the diversity (linguistic and cultural) of our staff, and hopefully decrease our wait time for first appointments. We are asking for your vote to keep our #saysomething for suicide prevention campaign for which we are losing state funds. Please look for more information in the Daily Nexus and our various tabling events. We will be Rocking the Vote on April 21st at SRB from 11-1! Please come hear some music and hear more about what your vote means for CAPS and our UCSB community.

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 include the Egg and Massage chairs. The Mental Health Peers offer workshops and an individualized test anxiety program.

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 our Mental Health Peers, no appointment is necessary, but please be sure to check in at the reception desk to access the Egg and Massage chairs.

If you need phone consultation after business hours or on weekends, please call (805) 893-4411 and follow the instructions.

Wishing you a successful and productive quarter –


Jeanne Stanford

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 Spring 2014

Reduced Hours: March 24, 25, 27; Open 1-4pm (Closed 8am-1pm)

Closed: March 26, 28

Closed: May 26

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.