When you are ready to make a first time appointment at CAPS, please call (858) 534-3755 or come to our Central Office and request to schedule a first-time appointment.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy to registered undergraduate and graduate students, including students of the Medical School and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Services are free of charge to currently enrolled students who have paid their registration fees. During the summer, students who were enrolled the previous Spring quarter and are intending to return in the Fall quarter are eligible for services.
Although CAPS generally operates on an appointment basis, there are occasions when a problem or crisis feels too overwhelming to wait for a scheduled appointment. If this is the case, please make this known when you call and you can be seen quickly or within a few hours depending on the nature of the crisis during our hours of operation. Our Urgent Care hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Call (858) 534-3755 to speak with the on-call psychologist who will assist you with the concern or crisis.
Students consult with us about a variety of more specific personal, academic and relationship problems. No problem or concern is too big or small. Common issues students bring to CAPS are (but not limited to):