Department Information

Counseling Staff

The CAPS team consists of a director, ten faculty counselors, two residents, and 12-24 practicum trainee. Student Health and Counseling also has a case manager and psychiatric services. 

Residents have completed their graduate level coursework in counseling psychology. They are currently accumulating the field experience necessary for licensure as professional mental health practitioners. Practicum Trainees are enrolled in Humboldt's Counseling Psychology program. Their experience at CAPS is an important component of their master's degree requirements. Residents and Practicum Trainees work under the supervision of licensed therapists on staff.


We provide short-term individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, workshops, same-day services, and assessment/referral services for enrolled Humboldt students.  

Consultation services are also available to Humboldt faculty and staff who are dealing with difficult situations involving students. We are available to help with behavioral and emotional difficulties in- and out of the classroom. Feel free to use us as a resource.

Short-term therapy is not an appropriate solution for some problems. At times specialized or longer term counseling is indicated. We maintain an up-to-date list of local mental health practioners. Please speak with a CAPS therapist for help in finding a community therapist that will provide the best fit for your needs.

How to Get Started


If you are a student interested in participating in counseling, please call 826-3236 or email us at to schedule an initial triage appointment. You will need to provide your Humboldt student ID number to verify your enrollment status. Before your appointment you will complete some start-up paperwork. These initial forms generally take 20-30 minutes to complete, so please make sure to do the forms well before your appointment so that your therapist has time to review them.

Faculty & Staff

If you are interested in consulting with one of our providers (e.g., regarding a student in distress or a difficult classroom dynamic, etc.), please call our front desk (826-3236). If available, an on-call counselor will talk with you immediately. Otherwise, the on-call counselor will call you back shortly. If interested in scheduling a classroom presentation or workshop on a particular topic, please email our Outreach Coordinator, Maia Pini.