Happy Winter Break!

CAPS will be closed starting December 23, 2021 and will re-open January 3, 2022. 
Immediate or Crisis Services are available through the entire winter break 24/7, by calling 951-827-5531, Option 1 or dialing directly 1-877-211-3684 to speak to a crisis counselor.


Student Affairs departments are open for full or partial in-person services this fall. Please check the Student Affairs homepage for hours, service offerings, and contact methods. For the latest campus reopening plans, safety guidelines, and requirements, visit Campus Return.


Welcome to UCR's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is here to support you!

We are continuing to provide services via TeleMental Health (phone and secure videoconferencing).
  • Call to schedule an Appointment or Virtual Walk-In consultation, 951-827-5531 weekdays 9A-4:30P.
  • Watch a message from your CAPS Team  
  • Access  Support Resources for self-help and support from home.
  • Read how to access therapy services out of state and a UCSHIP member.
  • Visit COVID-19 for campus updates and information, or Student Health for information or for a telephone screening (951-827-3031). 

Student in Crisis?

For a quick guide on supporting students in crisis consult the Red Folder. If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Red Folder

  • CAPS Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Winter 2022 Group Therapy Options are HERE!

    CAPS Winter 2022 Groups

    Therapy groups are an excellent way for students to work with others who share similar concerns. Members are able to gain support from others, to experiment with different ways of relating to people, and to practice giving and receiving feedback.      Talk with your CAPS clinician about your interest in joining a group or call 951-827-5531, Option 2 and ask to get signed up for a group!

    Graduate Student Support Group:  Wednesday 3-4pm

    • This is a process-oriented group open to all graduate students. The goal of this group is to provide a space for graduate students to share their experiences with other students going through similar circumstances. The topics covered are broad and vary – they have included balancing academic and social life, self-care, family and intimate partner relationship concerns, advisor-advisee relationship concerns, procrastination, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment, issues of oppression (e.g., ableism, ageism, heterosexism, racism, sexism), and coping with COVID-19 concerns.

    ​​​​​​​Anxiety Management : Wednesdays 2-3:30pm

    • Do you feel like you are constantly worried? Do you feel tense and on-edge? Do you tend to over-think social situations and have difficulties staying in the moment? If so… consider joining the Anxiety Management Group offered by UCR Counseling & Psychological Services. During this 6-week group, CaPS therapists will discuss the tools and techniques that will help you lower your anxiety. Topics and skills include: Understanding the Anxiety/Avoidance feedback loop, learning to restructure and get distance from anxious/unhelpful thoughts, practicing relaxation techniques to decrease stress, and the benefits of mindfulness.

    Healthy RelationshipsThursdays 2-2:50pm

    • The healthy relationships group is a semi-structured group that will provide a safe and supportive space to explore and learn skills about common relationship concerns such as boundaries, conflict resolution, and attachment. The goal is the group to leave group members feeling more aware of how they relate to others and more confident in navigating relational issues.

    Sexuality and Gender Diversity Support : Wednesdays 1-2:30pm

    • UCR CAPS will again offer a Sexual and Gender Diversity Therapy/Support Group for queer and TGD UCR students experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and other relevant mental health concerns as well as for individuals in need of a welcoming space for discussing matters of sexual and/or gender identity.  The LGBTIQ communities are underserved within the Riverside County area, and we are looking forward to offering a safe place for our students. As a group, we will aspire to create a safe space to build connections with and learn from each other.
  • Late Arrival Policy update

    Late Arrival Policy (Effective 9/23/19)

    • You will be marked a “no-show” if you are 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment.
    • If you are less than 14 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, you will be seen for the remainder of the allotted appointment time.
    • If you are late to a specified early-arrival appointment, (e.g., an intake appointment) you may be seen for the remainder of the allotted appointment time. And/or you may be scheduled to return another day to complete that appointment. The decision to be seen for the remainder of the time or to be rescheduled will depend on your arrival time and the clinical judgment of CAPS staff.
  • Student COVID-19 Isolation
    Getting Heathy. Keeping Safe Brochure

    For students living on campus who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to the virus, the Getting Healthy. Keeping Safe brochure provides helpful information and resources for your time in quarantine/isolation.


Take an online or in-person training to learn how to support emotionally distressed students and veterans.




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