Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services!
Counseling and Psychological Services recognizes the impact that recent Federal policy changes have made on the students of San José State University, specifically our international and minority populations. At counseling centers nationwide, confusion and uncertainty are causing disruption and worry among students, their colleagues, friends, and family.
Like other universities counseling centers, we know that our experiences have been deeply enriched and strengthened by the cultural and intellectual diversity all students bring into our communities. We appreciate everyone, and the safety and security of all students is of utmost importance. Additionally, we also recognize that events of recent days can cause significant psychological distress that may reduce the academic performance of students; both to those directly and indirectly affected. We want our campus community to understand that the counselors of CAPS stand for cultural diversity and social justice.
We invite all students to come into Counseling and Psychological Services, located at the Student Wellness Center, room 300B, for any support needed. Our operational hours are Mondays - Thursdays; 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM and Fridays; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM during fall and spring semesters. Operational hours during summer and winter are Mondays - Fridays; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We can also be reached at (408) 924-5910.
We are here for you! Our personal and educational counselors are here to help you:
- Identify and accomplish your goals
- Enhance your personal development and perform better academically
- Meet your life's challenges
- Improve your interpersonal relationships
We're friendly, caring, empathic, and understanding. We strive to help you grow! While no issue is too big or small, many tell us that they wish they had come to counseling sooner.
Come on in and start the journey to improve your life skills. We look forward to working with you! Seek counseling and-
Treat yourself and each other well!
Recent Tragedies in Las Vegas & Texas
November 7, 2017
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is saddened by the recent tragedies that has occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada and Sutherland Springs, Texas. We recognize that this could be very difficult times for many of our students who are or know others who are from these areas. We want you to know if you or others are experiencing distress related to these events, or if these events triggers memories of other tragedies in your life, CAPS is here to provide a safe and confidential environment to discuss this with a counselor. If support is needed, please contact us at (408) 924-5910. If you feel you are in crisis, you may come in and talk to someone immediately during business hours. We encourage you to reach out for support, as well as extend support to others. It is important for us to stay connected and do what we can to take care of one another.
For additional resources, please see this link by The American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx
Counseling and Psychological Services at San Jose State University is re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911. Or if you live on campus, please call campus police at (408) 924-2222.
For urgent consultations or assistance during our hours of operation (regular semesters: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; summer and winter hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm), there is always a staff member available to assist you either on the phone or in person.
For after-hours urgent consultations or assistance, please call our main number (408-924-5910) and press 4 to connect with the after-hours crisis service.
The County Suicide & Crisis Line at (855) 278-4204 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 are also available toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition, you may send text messages for help to 839863. Text "ANSWER" in your message to have the Crisis Call Center respond to your text message.
For medication questions, call the After-Hours Advice Nurse at (866) 935-6347.