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Mental Health

Mental Health

Community Resources

Crisis Lines

A crisis hotline is a phone number people can call to get immediate emergency telephone counseling, usually by trained volunteers. If you or anyone you know needs help, we strongly encourage you to reach out.

Mental Health Peers

The Mental Health Peer Program at Counseling and Psychological Services is designed to serve as resource for students, who hope to learn new coping strategies to more effectively deal with the stresses of daily life.

Pacific Pride Foundation

Pacific Pride Foundation is an advocacy and education organization for HIV/AIDS and queer communities in Santa Barbara County.

Services: LGBTQ+ programs for youth and elders, pride center: counseling, clinical therapy groups, community groups, Health & prevention, free testing, and more.

Contact: (805) 963-3636


608 Anacapa Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Acacia Counseling & Wellness

Provide college students a safe, supportive space in which they receive quality and consistent mental health care that is highly accessible, affordable, specialized, and culturally sensitive.

Services: Individual therapy, video therapy, psychiatry, couples therapy, group therapy. wellness activities, workshops, therapy animals, and more.

Contact: (805) 699-6668


948 Embarcadero Del Norte, Suite 102, Isla Vista, CA 93117


Support Groups


This is a weekly group for trans and non-binary-identifying students to address issues related to transitioning, misgendering, bodies, relationships, medical care, transphobia, and general life topics. This group provides an opportunity for members to share their experiences with others in a “brave” space.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30pm 

Location: SRB - Women's Center Conference Room

Leader: Emily Maynard, Ph.D.

True Selves Process Group

This is a weekly group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender and questioning individuals to address issues related to coming out, relationships, gender identity, finding support on campus, and general life topics.

Date/Time: Thursdays, 2:00-3:15pm 

Location: Main CAPS Office

Leader: Janet Osimo, Psy.D.

CAPS Staff

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families. 

All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options. 

To check out their staff roster click here!