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

CAPS is here to support your New Year and throughout Winter 2021!

We are continuing to provide services via TeleMental Health (phone and secure videoconferencing).
  • CAPS Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    CAPS is committed to promoting inclusion and the affirmation of individual and cultural diversity. Our services and training foster the development of healthy behaviors necessary for success in a complex global environment.

    CAPS is committed to collaborating with our campus and community partners to best inhabit our Principles of Community. We remind you of their presence and some resources for involvement:

    Helpful Resources

  • Group Therapy Options for Winter 2021

    Sign up for a group today... Call CAPS at 951-827-5531 to schedule an appointment.  Be sure to ask about the group(s) you are interested in.  Read more about group therapy process.


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  • Fall 2020 Service Updates and Events

    New Events:

    Join your CAPS team for our first Virtual Open House Event October 28, 2020!

    CAPS is now offering "Virtual Walk-In" Appointments in addition to regular Intake, Individual and Group Appointments.  Call 951-827-5531, Select Option 2 to schedule a same day  "Virtual Walk-In" Appointment.  If you leave a message, you will receive a call back shortly and we will schedule you for a brief consultation with a CAPS clinician.  Please Note: This is NOT a crisis line or a therapy visit

    If you are in crisis and urgently want to speak to a counselor, call Call 951-827-5531, Select Option 1 to speak to a crisis counselor 24 hours a day; 
    For all Life threatening emergencies, call 911 or campus police at 951-827-5222 if on campus.

  • COVID-19 Service Changes


    As you may are aware, the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 a pandemic.  As the nation is working to minimize the spread of the virus, UCR Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is following local, state, and national guidance regarding contingency planning related to our delivery of services.
    Currently, CAPS is operating via TeleMental Health sessions only (secure videoconferencing and phone sessions).  As we have recently transitioned to a remote Telemental Health platform, we ask for patience as we navigate  the new platform and are making every effort to streamline the process of getting connected to a clinician for a remote session. 

    Your well-being is a top priority, and we want to provide you with as much information as possible to allow you to make informed decisions about your needs and continued clinical care. 

    Immediate Changes to Service Delivery: Effective March 16, 2020
    Modality of Services:  In an effort to minimize spread of the virus, CAPS has moved to providing support through TeleMental Health only (phone or secure videoconfernencing).
    Availability:  Due to campus closure staffing restrictions and personal circumstances, a  specific provider’s availability may shift quickly and unexpectedly.  
    Duration: The circumstances are evolving and we will do our best to ensure that we keep our clients and campus up to date as decisions are made regarding service delivery.

    Alternate Options:

    1. Use Live Health Online
    • Easy and convenient access. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer with a camera and internet access.
    • Zero out of pocket for those with UCSHIP for psychiatry and therapy.
    • Short wait times. Most appointments are available within the same week.
    • Available to non-UCSHIP insurance plans. Please check to see if your plan has this benefit.
    1. Use Self-Help Tools
    1. Use TAO-
    • Self Help, self-guided. It may be helpful to think of TAO as an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life. As you watch videos and engage with our interactive components, you will gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals.
    • Flexible to meet student’s needs. You can complete TAO at your own pace, whether that is just one session a day, or perhaps two whole modules. It is entirely up to you.
    • Wide variety to choose from. Using TAO, you will learn from different modules you chose to use! Some of the biggest challenges facing students these days are available; modules on depression, anxiety, anger, stress management and more.

    As always, after hour’s crisis/consultation support will continue to be available. You can reach these services by calling CAPS main line 951-827-5531 and selecting option 1 or calling the direct line at 877-211-3684.

  • 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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