A Note From Counseling & Psychological Services

The recent Federal policy changes may be impacting a number of students at San José State University; specifically international and minority populations. Counseling centers across the nation are experiencing students who are confused and uncertain about their future, which create disruption and worry for many of them, their colleagues, friends, and family members.

Like other universities counseling centers, Counseling and Psychological Services know that our experiences have been deeply enriched and strengthened by the cultural and intellectual diversity all students bring into our communities. We appreciate everyone, and the safety and security of all students is of utmost importance.  Additionally, we also recognize that events of recent days can cause significant psychological distress that may reduce the academic performance of students; both to those directly and indirectly affected.  Symptoms of anxiety can range from lack of sleep, difficulty concentrating, or loss of appetite.  In more severe situations, someone may experience withdrawing from pleasurable activities, not attend to their responsibilities, have difficulty breathing, or experience suicidal thoughts.  We want our campus community to understand that the counselors of CAPS stand for cultural diversity and social justice, and support is available.   

Counseling and Psychological Services invites all students to use our services.  We are located in the Student Wellness Center, room 300B.  Our operational hours are Mondays - Thursdays; 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM and Fridays; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  We can also be reached at (408) 924-5910.