UCSD Psychological & Counseling Services

UCSD Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Website


You may call (858-534-3755) or stop by the central office at Galbraith Hall 190 to make an appointment. Appointments are generally available within two weeks of your request. However, at times of peak demand the wait can be longer. If you wish to speak with a specific psychologist or staff person, please use the above telephone number; you will then be transferred to the requested individual. You may request a specific staff person for counseling on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or location, but it will possibly mean a longer wait until an appointment becomes available. Find out more information on how to make an appointment.

Hours & Locations

Normal business hours at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are from 8:00am-4:30pm. The offices are closed during University holidays. If you are experiencing an urgent matter and need to speak with someone immediately, please call (858) 534-3755 during business hours and ask to speak to the on-call psychologist.

Counseling and Psychological Services has counseling offices onsite at each of the six colleges throughout campus. They are located within the Provost or Administration Buildings where the Dean's and/or Academic Advising staff offices are located. The front office receptionist for each of the colleges also serves as the receptionist for our counselor offices. Please contact each college location for appointment check-in and counseling forms information, if needed.

In Case of Emergency

For life threatening emergencies, please call 911. 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 during normal business hours, please make this known when you call and you can be seen immediately or within a few hours depending on the nature of the crisis during hours of operation (8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday). Call (858) 534-3755 to speak with an on-call counselor who will then assist you in handling the concern or crisis. After hours, CAPS psychologists can be reached for psychological emergencies through the UCSD campus police at (858) 534-HELP.