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.

To schedule an appointment, contact or visit the appropriate campus below:

West Charleston Campus
Building D, Room 104

Henderson Campus
Building C, Room 113A

North Las Vegas Campus
Main Building, Room 101E

Appointments available
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm



Any CSN student enrolled in at least 6 credits (3 credits in summer).

Services for Students

  • 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


Services for Faculty & Staff

  • Consultation services
  • Crisis consultation
  • Outreach presentations to CSN classes, groups, organizations, & departments
  • Educational workshops
  • Information about community mental health 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.


Clinical contact with students is privileged and confidential under Nevada State Law, the Federal 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 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
  • when there is reasonable concern of abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult
  • when there is a court order for release of information
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CAPS Staff


Administrative Staff

Katrina McKenna
Administrative Assistant II
Charleston and Henderson Campuses

Melissa Jenkins
Program Manager