CSN Student Support

Our on-campus offices are closed to the public; however, we are still available to assist you and provide guidance. Email your questions using the button below. We will be responding to your questions throughout the day, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.─5 p.m. Messages left after 4 p.m. will receive a reply the next business day.

Visit our essential student services page for a list of available support services.

Contact Us

Available CAPS Events

It is the Mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to offer a variety of free and confidential psychological services aimed to help students in their emotional, relational and behavioral growth.

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 education is not limited solely to academic knowledge and that academic success is not only dependent on study and test-taking skills. 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.


In response to recent developments associated with COVID-19, the College of Southern Nevada which includes Counseling and Psychological Services will transition to remote services beginning Wednesday March 18.

CAPS is closed to in person sessions to minimize the spread of COVID-19, therefore New CAPS students requesting intake appointments will be postponed until further notice. If students would like to continue with weekly scheduled appointments; Note that therapy sessions will take place via telecommunication. 

   In case of emergency please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

*Additional helplines are below

*Suicide Prevention:  877-885-4673 and Rape Crisis 702-366-1640

*Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime about any type of crisis.


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

West Charleston Campus

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

Henderson Campus

Building B, Room 136
Phone: 702-651-3099

North Las Vegas Campus

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


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.



  • 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




  • 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’s involvement with CAPS cannot be released unless the student signs a written Release of Information authorizing the disclosure of such information.

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.

CAPS Administrative Staff

Dr. Daniel Alvarado
Director of DRC & CAPS
North Las Vegas and West Charleston Campuses
Katrina McKenna
Administrative Assistant II
Charleston  Campus
Jimesian Sanders
Program Officer I
Henderson Campus
Lorilee Sutton 
Program Manager
North Las Vegas  Campus
Counseling & Psychological Services Events
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