Student Counseling Services

Counseling and Psychological Services

The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to enhance the mental health, interpersonal relationships, academic performance and career development of students attending UC Davis. CAPS services are also designed to assist all members of the campus community to develop a healthy campus learning environment. CAPS is committed to promoting inclusion, and the affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. They strive to provide respectful treatment to people of every background who work, train and use CAPS services. CAPS staff contribute to the profession and embrace the richness brought by the intersections of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual/affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, spirituality, socioeconomic status, physical attributes, as well as other personal and social characteristics that comprise individual identity.

CAPS is located at 219 North Hall (2nd floor).  CAPS at North Hall is open year round 8:00AM to 5:00PM.  CAPS is closed only on UC Davis holidays.

Phone:  530-752-0871

School Counseling Service

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has an office for veterinary medicine students on the School of Veterinary Medicine campus. 

The office is located in Schalm Hall Rm 172 and staffed by Dr. Zach Ward, Dr. Jonathan Pertez, and Ms. Joanne Fuller.  This office is staffed 75% of the time for both emergency appointments and appointments on a more regular basis and will work with veterinary students to find suitable times.  To make a counseling appointment, email or call 530-752-0871 or leave a voicemail message at 530-752-5665.

All counseling services are free and confidential; no record of a visit is accessible to any campus unit without permission.