Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at San Jose State University advances personal development, enhances student learning, and addresses life crises by providing culturally inclusive mental health services and educational counseling.


We are proudly accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and adhere to the high standards for university and college counseling services.


In Case of an Emergency

If you have an emergency and need immediate assistance during our hours of operation, there is always a staff member available to assist you either on the phone or in person. Please call 408-924-5910 or visit us in the Student Wellness Center, Room 300B.

For after-hours emergencies, please call 911. If you live on campus, please call campus police at 408-924-2222. You may also call our main number 408-924-5910 after hours and press 4 to connect with the after-hours crisis service.

The County Suicide & Crisis Line is also available at 855-278-4204 (Toll-free) (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This service is also available 24/7.

In addition, you may send a text for help: Text ANSWER to 839863. The Crisis Call Center will respond 24/7/365. They will help get you through it. 

You may also call the After-Hours Advice Nurse regarding medication questions 866-935-6347.