Counseling & Psychological Services
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 students experience a mental health condition in college and half of college students reported their mental health as below average or poor. Common mental health stressors for college students include anxiety over grades and finances and burnout.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at CSN exists to offer free and confidential psychological services to help students manage their emotional, relational and behavioral growth. Any CSN Student currently enrolled is eligible for CAPS Services and CAPS strives to help students pursue their academic, personal and career goals.
Our Vision is to promote the personal and emotional growth, coping ability, problem-solving ability, and self-management of CSN student services. We believe that academic and career success can be facilitated by developing students' appreciation of the integration of behaviors, belief systems, emotions, interpersonal interactions and even their own health issues. Counseling and Psychological Services strives to help students to pursue their academic, personal and career goals. Any CSN Student currently enrolled is eligible for CAPS Services.
Need to schedule an appointment? Contact us for the appropriate campus below:
West Charleston Campus
Building D, Room 104
Building B, Room 136
North Las Vegas Campus
Main Building, Room 120E
Services and Resources
|Services for Students in Crisis|
If a student is an immediate danger to self and/or others, contact CSN Campus Police (702-651-7911) or local emergency services (9-911) immediately. If a student has expressed an intention of harming self or others (but is not an immediate danger to self or others) or is otherwise experiencing a crisis, she/he should contact CAPS, either in-person or by telephone. A detailed description of the situation will help CAPS staff to most appropriately meet the needs of the student and the situation.
National Suicide Prevention : 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish
- Short-term individual, couples (when both are students) and group therapy
- Educational & personal growth workshops
- Outreach presentations to CSN classes, groups, organizations
- Consultation services
- Crisis consultation & intervention
- Initial assessment with referrals to college & community resources when appropriate
- Alcohol Addiction Resource
- Assertiveness: Setting Boundaries
- Building Self-Esteem
- Crisis Resource
- Depression Resource
- Financial Stress
- Helpful Hotline Numbers
- Mental Health Resources
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Student Emergency Fund
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Relaxation Techniques
- Responding to Trauma
- Resolving Family Conflicts
- Treatment Placement Specialists
- Self-Evaluator Tool
- Social Anxiety
- Stages of Grief After a Breakup
- Stress Fact Sheet
- Stress Management
- Suicide: Thinking about it
- The Ultimate Guide to sleeping better
- Veteran Resource
- Consultation services
- Crisis consultation;
- Outreach presentations to CSN classes, groups, organizations, & departments
- Educational workshops
- Information about community mental health resources
Clinical contact with students is privileged and confidential under Nevada State Law, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and in accordance with the Ethics Code (2003) of the American Psychological Association.
Information about a student involvement with CAPS will only be released if the student signs a written Release of Information authorizing the disclosure of such information identifying to whom information should be released.
Legal exceptions to confidentiality, in accordance with Nevada State Law, exist when:
- There is a need to protect against a clear & substantial risk of imminent serious harm to self or others.
- There is reasonable concern of abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult.
- There is a court order for release of information.