Counseling and Psychological Center

Counseling and Psychological Center

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is here to support your mental health needs as you pursue your academic goals. CAPS supports the academic and student development missions of the University and the Division of Student Affairs.

Our services are designed to foster the development of healthy well-being necessary for success in a complex global environment. We are pleased to offer a variety of services to meet your needs, including:

  • Crisis counseling available by phone 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Emergency intervention
  • Individual counseling and psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Psychoeducational programs and workshops for students, staff, and faculty
  • Campus mental health and wellness promotion 

CAPS is committed to supporting your health, healing, and hope, especially during this challenging time.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a multidisciplinary student mental health center for the UCLA campus. CAPS is committed to supporting your health, healing, and hope, especially during this challenging time. All registered UCLA students are eligible for CAPS services. In response to COVID-19, CAPS is suspending session limits for both NONSHIP and SHIP students until Fall 2020.

CAPS is open and office phones are answered during regular business office hours, Monday–Friday 8:00 am–4:00 pm, and is providing all services through telehealth. For other hours, please refer below. 24/7 crisis support is always available by phone at 310-825-0768

How to Schedule a Virtual Drop-in for Counseling and Psychological Services;

Call the CAPS Front Desk at (310)-825-0768 and indicate which designated drop-in location or counselor you are seeking:

There are many resources on campus, in the community, and online that you may find helpful in aiding your mental health and well-being.


For emergency assistance:

If you are having thoughts about suicide: 

If you are a UCLA student experiencing a mental health crisis:

  • Call (310) 825-0768 or visit CAPS during Brief Screen hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Fridays 9am-3pm.
  • Some examples of urgent mental health issues are when students:

– are thinking about harming themselves or others

– are seriously concerned about another student’s safety or well-being

– feel unable to function, e.g. get out of bed, eat, shower

– have experienced a recent traumatic event

 If you have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking:

If you are concerned about a UCLA Bruin or Community member, consult with appropriate professionals:

  • Emergencies: Call 9-1-1

The goal of providing workshops and trainings is to help educate campus communities on mental health issues, empower them to utilize helping skills and proactive wellness practices, eliminate the stigma towards mental health through a community of care, and bring CAPS into the larger UCLA community. 

CAPS Workshops and Trainings will be done virtually via Zoom. The dates for each session is below. Should you have any questions, please email

The RISE (Resilience In Your Student Experience) Center, is an affiliate program and physical extension of UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). CAPS and RISE work closely to coordinate and to develop mental health prevention and wellness services in response to campus needs. 

The RISE Center is a holistic wellness hub that provides an array of programs, classes, training, and self-directed resources to foster and support resilience, connection, and well-being for our UCLA community. 

Services are free of cost to students and are led by a team of healing practitioners, mental health experts, prevention educators, wellness advisors, and student ambassadors. We champion best practices around equipping students with social-emotional skills, embracing difference and diversity, and elevating the concept of “mental health” as an every-day habit so that students can meet their full capacity for personal success.

The CARE (Campus Assault Resources & Education) Program provides a safe place for survivors of sexual violence to get confidential support. CARE is committed to the eradication of sexual and gender-based violence through creating and sustaining a safe, healthy, and equitable community for all people. CARE strives to achieve this through the provision of comprehensive prevention education, individual support and advocacy, and holistic healing programs for all members of the UCLA community.

If you are fearful of your safety, please call your local police by dialing ‘911’ or the UC Police Department at 310-825-1491 (24/7).  

If you need to speak to a sexual assault counselor urgently, please contact the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at 424-259-7208.  If you need to speak to a counselor, please contact CAPS at 310-825-0768 (24/7).

If you or someone you know has recently experienced sexual violence, a survivor has the option to obtain a free forensic exam (for the purpose of evidence collection) up to five (5) days after an assault at the Santa Monica RTC 24 hours/7 days a week. For more information or to schedule transportation, please call the RTC at 424-259-7208 (24/7). The RTC also offers free trauma therapy regardless of the obtainment of a forensic exam.

Additional Resources

Ashe Health Center
Bruins Safe Online
Counseling 24/7 ☎ (310) 825-0768

If you are having thoughts about suicide: