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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is located in the Student Health Center and offers counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, mental health assessment, education, prevention, outreach, and linkage to community resources at no additional charge to Cal Maritime students. CAPS provides assistance to students experiencing a range of concerns, including personal, academic, interpersonal/relationship, family, social, and other psychological difficulties.

To Schedule an Appointment call (707) 654-1170 or do so in person at the Student Health Center. You may also contact Dr. Ian Wallace at iwallace@csum.edu. Students may also contact CAPS for consultation about concerns for a friend or peer. Consultation services are available to faculty and staff who may have questions or concerns regarding students.

Regular Hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Walk-In Hour (no appointment needed) is Monday through Friday, 2-3pm. Use this hour if you feel you can't wait for an appointment.

After Hours Assistance is available by calling (707) 654-1170 ext. 1, to confidentially speak with a health professional about psychological, and medical, concerns. There is no additional charge for this service.

Online Self-Assessments are available from your computer or mobile device for depression, anxiety, alcohol use, bipolar, posttraumatic stress, or eating problems. They are free, confidential, and anonymous. 

Don't miss the Web pages located in the left column that contain a wealth of information and resources for students, staff, and parents! (including the RED FOLDER for helping students in distress)

(Please report outdated links or recommended new links to the CAPS Counselor at iwallace@csum.edu. Thank you).

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We are deeply shocked and saddened by the ongoing tragic and traumatic shootings in California and across the country. Our thoughts and support are with everyone impacted by these senseless acts of violence. These occurrences often elicit many different emotions such as shock, sorrow, numbness, fear, and anger. You may have trouble sleeping, concentrating, and continuing with your coursework.  Here are some tips on managing your emotions and recover your sense of balance:

  • Talk about it and ask for support from friends, faculty, and staff.
  • Be sensitive to other's feelings and reactions along with your own emotions.
  • Turn off social media. Give you brain a chance to recuperate and decrease your stress.
  • Take care of yourself, exercise, eat normally, and try to sleep.
  • If you feel unsafe, be around friends, have someone walk with you across campus and connect with others.

If you continue to experience emotional distress, counseling and support services are available:

  • Students may contact Student Health Services at 707.654.1170 or visit us in the Student Center building. Counseling & Psychological Services provides free, confidential emotional/psychological support to all students. Please note the Student Health Center is open throughout the summer yet counseling may have reduced availability during the summer.
  • Faculty and staff may access counseling services through their Employee Assistance Program. Details are available on the HR website (https://www.csum.edu/web/hr) or by contacting HR at 707.654.1021.
  • For related support visit Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting as well as other links on the CAPS web site,www.csum.edu/caps

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