Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS SUMMER SCHEDULING (Beginning June 3rd, 2024) 

 * Please call (925) 631-4364 and leave a message or email Summer hours are 10 am - 2 pm, and visits are by appointment only. In case of emergency, please contact Campus Safety at 925-631-4282. 

* We will close at noon on Friday, June 7.

As a member of the Saint Mary's College Student Life Division, Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS) supports the mission of the Saint Mary's College Community by contributing to the Liberal Arts, Catholic and Lasallian tradition of the college.  We strive to support the independence and emotional well being of the student body, assisting individuals in successfully negotiating the complexities of college life and meeting the developmental challenges of emerging adulthood, while maintaining confidentiality.

The CAPS staff is dedicated and committed to a respectful understanding and honoring of the social, emotional and cultural contexts represented by each individual student.

CAPS provides individual and group counseling, emergency and crisis intervention, prevention-oriented outreach and educational presentations, consultation and training. CAPS maintains strict confidentiality, establishes a professional atmosphere, and holds to the highest clinical and ethical standards.
In response to the changing needs of the Saint Mary’s College Community, the CAPS staff is committed to training, life-long learning and its own professional growth and development.


Confidential services available at no additional cost to Saint Mary’s graduate and full-time undergraduate students.

The therapists at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can help you explore different ways to deal with life's transitions and assist you with more serious concerns—all in a confidential, culturally sensitive, supportive environment. Counseling can help you develop more fulfilling relationships, succeed academically, and feel a greater connection to the SMC community.

CAPS will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
-  May 27th, 2024, Memorial Day
-  June 19th, 2024, Juneteenth
-  July 4th, 2024, Independence Day
-  September 2nd, 2024, Labor Day
-  November 11th, 2024, Veteran's Day

How to Get Help:

In an Emergency

Call 911
If this is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If Urgent

Call us at (925) 631-4364

If you are NOT having a life-threatening emergency but one of the following applies, please call us to schedule an appointment today: 

  • You’ve had thoughts of suicide or attempted suicide within the last two weeks
  • You were discharged from a psychiatric facility within the last month
  • You’ve had thoughts of harming someone in the last two weeks
  • You were sexually assaulted in the last two weeks
  • Someone is currently threatening your life

If Non-Urgent

  • Call us at (925) 631-4364
  • Email
  • Schedule Online using the "Schedule an Appointment" tab above (Online scheduling is available during Fall and Spring semesters)

If one of the following applies, you can schedule online, by phone, or email:

Anxiety, depression, stress, racial trauma, self-injury (without the intent of ending your life), problems with alcohol or drugs, adjustment difficulties, eating or body image concerns, issues with self-esteem, academic distress, relationship concerns, struggles with making life decisions, or past trauma.


Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Counseling and Psychological Services

P.O. Box 5217 Moraga, CA 94575

Augustine Hall, Ground Floor (4 doors away from the Health Center)

Phone: 925-631-4364


Regular Business Hours:   

M, T, W:  9 am - 5 pm
Th: 10 am - 5 pm
F: 9 am - 4 pm
Closed daily 12 - 1 pm for lunch

Summer Business Hours (Starting 6/3/24):   

M - F: 10 am - 2 pm

By appointment only, please call 925-631-4364 or email to schedule an appointment or speak to one of our staff.

Follow us on Instagram @smccaps


Joey, CAPS therapy dog.
Joey, CAPS's Therapy Dog