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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Wellness Center

COVID-19 Update for CAPS

As our campus continues to monitor and respond to developments surrounding COVID-19, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to serving our students and providing quality care consistent with the guidelines around this evolving situation.

CAPS will be offering both in-person counseling appointments and telehealth appointments to students currently located in the state of California. Additional sanitization precautions are in place to secure the safety of those at the Wellness Center. If you are interested in an appointment, please visit the Appointments page on our website, email [email protected] or stop by the Wellness Center. If you are currently out of state, we can help you with resources to find a local therapist in your area. If this is a crisis during CAPS business hours, please call the Wellness Center at (949)214-3102 so we can discuss how to best support your needs.  

About CAPS

We are dedicated to providing high-quality psychological care and services to students in a private, confidential, and safe setting. Our staff members are professionally trained and meet or exceed the state standards required for providing psychological services.

Call the Wellness Center at (949) 214-3102

Fostering Mental Health & Well-being

Through psychotherapy and psychoeducation, CAPS promotes the development of growth and skills that are essential for your mental health and well-being:

  • Develop coping skills
  • Reduce emotional reactivity
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Process and resolve childhood and other trauma(s)
  • Strengthen family and interpersonal relationships
  • Facilitate awareness of beliefs, faith, values, and goals
  • Clarify a sense of purpose

How to Make an Appointment


If this is a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If this is a crisis or urgent concern, please contact the National Suicide Prevention line at (800) 273-8255 or use the crisis text line by texting "help" to 741-741.

For emergency assistance, contact: 9-1-1
Irvine Police Department at (949) 724-7000
Campus Safety at (949) 214-3000

Contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (949) 214-3102 during business hours if you have any questions.

Note: University faculty and staff, including members of the Residential Life staff, are instructed NOT to provide transportation for students with medical emergencies. Referral lists are available in the Wellness Center for information on local hospitals and walk-in clinics.

Concern About a Student

You may know of a student who needs help but may not be sure what you can do. There are many resources and professionals available to consult with and provide assistance.

In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital or Emergency Room
Campus Safety at (949) 214-3000
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (949) 214-3102
Assessment and Care Committee (ACC)

Mission Statement

Concordia University Irvine, guided by the Great Commission of Christ Jesus and the Lutheran Confessions, empowers students through the liberal arts and professional studies for lives of learning, service, and leadership.

The Division of Student Affairs works to fulfill the mission of Concordia University through its commitment to the holistic growth, development, and success of students. Our team is dedicated to creating opportunities for engagement and learning in a supportive, caring, and Christ-centered environment. We equip students to achieve their goals and to become wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens in a global society.

CAPS advances the faith mission and strategic plan of the university through its mission to support students in their academic, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social development by helping them to identify and remove barriers that threaten to impede their success.

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