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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. Students often find that such issues impact their ability to succeed in college.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) strives to help students pursue their academic, personal, and career goals by promoting self-advocacy, self-regulation, and developing coping strategies and problem-solving abilities in students. We believe that academic and career success can be facilitated by developing students’ appreciation of the integration of behaviors, thoughts, feelings, belief systems, culture, interpersonal relationships, family structure, and physical health.

CAPS offers free, confidential solution-focused counseling with a licensed clinical therapist as well as various mental health workshops and trainings to help students manage their emotional, relational, and behavioral growth. Any CSN student currently enrolled is eligible for CAPS services. CAPS services are available both in-person and online.

Click here for more detailed information about CAPS Services.


Need to schedule an appointment? Contact us for the appropriate campus below:

West Charleston Campus

Building D, Room 104
Phone: 702-651-5518

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Henderson Campus

Building C, Room 113 & 113A
Phone: 702-651-3099

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

North Las Vegas Campus

Main Building, Room 120E
Phone: 702-651-4099

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

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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
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (press “2” for Spanish) or text TalkWithUs: 66745
  • Rape Crisis: 702-366-1640
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 anytime about any kind of crisis
  • National Alliance on Mental Health Helpline: 1-800-950-6264

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

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.