Individual Counseling


CAPS provides short-term individual counseling for currently enrolled Sacramento State students. Each session ranges from 30-50 minutes depending on the clinician’s schedule and the student’s needs. Sessions are often scheduled weekly but may also be scheduled less frequently. Since CAPS is designed to provide short-term therapy, counselors will assist students in finding a therapist in the community or on their insurance panel to provide long-term therapy if needed.

For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.

By phone or in person. Before your appointment, you will first fill out some paperwork and meet with one of our intake specialists. During your intake they will find you the counselors that will best fit your needs so you can get back to focusing on your college experience.

Our main offices are located on the second floor of The WELL. You can reach the second floor by the staircase or the elevator located in the main lobby.

Additionally we have specialty counselors located around campus:

  • Gloria Petruzzelli - Athletics Center
  • Brian Yu - College of Engineering and Computer Science Office
  • Megan Ellis - American River Courtyard

We can talk to you about a variety of topics; including but not limited to:

  • Academic Difficulties
  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Identity Concerns
  • Multicultural Exploration
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues (family/friend/romantic/etc.)
  • Relaxation
  • Self Care
  • Stress