Counseling Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Counselors

Our Counselors in Residence are available for individual drop-in consultation several days a week. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email any of our counselors:

Dee Chappelear -
Krishna Kary -
Saeromi Kim -
** Please note, Dr. Kim will be hosting drop-in hours in the Transfer Center rather than the LGBT Center.

Crisis counseling is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For urgent matters or after-hours counseling by phone, please contact CAPS at 310-825-0768.

CAPS also offers three different LGBTQ therapy groups:

Gay/Bi Women and Non-Binary People Group - To join, please contact Dee Chappelear at
Gay/Bi Men and Non-Binary People Group - To join, please contact Peter Kassel at
Gender Identity Group - To join, please contact Jade Garneau-Fournier at

Case Manager

Students’ personal situations may negatively impact their well-being or academic life. In other instances, students’ actions may disturb campus community members. In these situations, Case Managers are available to receive reports of concern and determine an appropriate response to assist the student and those who may also be impacted by the situation. Case Managers are available to consult with or provide training for campus community members who would like to better support students of concern. Case Managers must abide by FERPA laws, which means they are a private, not confidential resource.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email:

Please keep in mind that the Case Managers do not maintain 24 hour access to email or phone. For more information about Case Managers, please visit: 


Academic Advancement Program (AAP) Counselor

The LGBT Center is excited to offer a new satellite counseling service this quarter. Saeng Douangdara from AAP will be offering academic drop in hours Monday afternoons at the LGBT Center and can otherwise be reached at AAP.

 Saeng Douangdara - 


Drop In Hours Schedule

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