Santa Clara University

Counseling & Psychological Services

Individual Therapy

For Students:

Counseling is a unique opportunity to spend time with a trained therapist. Your counselor will listen and help you to understand yourself better and will support you in identifying ways of reaching your own important goals.

Students address a variety of issues in individual therapy. These issues include but are not limited to relationships, depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, family conflicts, eating disorders, alcohol and drug concerns, decision making, homesickness, test anxiety, sexual issues, cross-cultural issues, and gay and lesbian issues.

All SCU students are eligible for up to 10 sessions per academic year. You and your therapist will determine the exact frequency of sessions and the length of therapy. For students interested in long term psychotherapy, they are encouraged to utilize off campus resources, such as their student health insurance, private insurance, or one of the local low cost community counseling centers. Check the Off Campus Resources page to learn more information about these options.

For Faculty and Staff: 

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides limited services to faculty and staff members at SCU. There are three categories into which these services generally fall:

  • Consultation on strategies for dealing with organizational or systems problems (e.g. conflicts in the office).
  • Developing and facilitating workshops or training related to workplace issues.
  • Helping to resolve a student related concern.

At this time, CAPS does not provide individual or group psychotherapy services to Santa Clara University faculty and staff. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the SCU Human Resources department at 554-4392 to learn more information about the employee assistance program.

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