Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Professionally trained multi-culturally sensitive staff provides confidential counseling services to enrolled SJSU students. Responding to the many pressures and demands facing students at different times, CAPS offers psychological and educational counseling, groups and workshops, crisis counseling, referral and consultation services, and outreach presentations. The private offices in CAPS support an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality between a counselor and a student. Enrolled SJSU students pay a mental health fee each semester, thus no additional fees are charged for services.

Personal/Psychological Counseling

Counselors can work with you to improve your mood, decrease your anxiety, increase your skills in handling stress, improve your skills in relationships, and help you make better decisions. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, social workers, marriage family therapists and advanced doctoral-level clinical trainees supervised by licensed professionals. We also have a psychiatrist available for medication consultations.

Educational Counseling

CAPS Educational Counselors offer individual appointments to help with overcoming procrastination habits, improving your productivity and helping you better manage your stress for academic success. We also help students in academic crisis and coordinate with personal counseling to help students' overall well-being.

Each semester Spartan Success and Life Skills workshops and groups are offered to help students become more successful at SJSU. For a complete listing of these with times and dates, please see:

Outreach Service

Our professional counselors offer a variety of presentations on topics of interest to campus organizations and student groups free of charge.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Student Wellness Center, 3rd Floor, Room 300B