CNU Community Counseling and Psychological Services (CCAPS)

Low fee counseling services provided to the community

Community Counseling and Psychological Services (CCAPS) is a training clinic that provides quality mental health services to the community at a low cost. Individual and group therapy (ages 18 and up) is provided by doctoral psychology students who are supervised by licensed psychologists, many of whom are faculty at CNU College of Psychology.

Please see our FAQ for frequently asked questions.


Our Services

Supervised doctoral students provide therapy and assessment services to community members who might present with a wide range of concerns, including:

  • General Psychotherapy
  • Mild to moderate depression / mood-related symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Family conflict / relationship difficulties
  • Phase of life adjustments
  • Gender and identity concerns
  • Trauma
  • Learning disability and ADHD assessments

CCAPS is a training clinic that does not provide 24-hour coverage. We are NOT suitable for: severe depression/anxiety, custody-related matters, legal or court-mandated treatment, and employment evaluations. All clinic referrals are screened to assess for appropriateness within the training clinic and all clinical services are overseen by the College of Psychology faculty.


Who We Serve

We welcome people from all backgrounds and lifestyles (ages 18 and up) and we strive to provide an open and supportive environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, identity, religion, or ability.

What to Expect

All potential clients will be screened to ensure that CCAPS services are appropriate.  If you are interested in learning more about how to obtain services, please call us at 916-378-3581 and leave a message.  A CCAPS staff member will return messages within three days to conduct a brief telephone screening.  If appropriate, an intake appointment will be scheduled with a CCAPS student provider after completion of the screening interview.



Therapy Session: $20

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Please note that CCAPS is only conducting in-person therapy at this time. No teletherapy appointments are available.


Hours of Operation

2022-2023 Academic Year Hours or Operation:

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9AM  –  5PM



Contact Us to Schedule an Intake or Inquire about Services:

Phone: 916-378-3581



2920 Prospect Park Dr., 2nd Floor
Rancho Cordova, CA

Please park behind the building for clinic access. The clinic is located on the 2nd floor. Please enter through the door marked “CCAPS” in the rear of the building. 



Q:  Who can be seen at CCAPS?

A:  Our services are available to the public.  We currently provide services to individuals who are 18 and older.  All potential clients must be screened to ensure that CCAPS is a suitable option.


Q:  Who provides counseling services?

A:  Because this is a training clinic for the CNU College of Psychology, all services are provided by doctoral students in our Clinical Psychology program.  All student providers are supervised by licensed psychologists.


Q:  What is a “training clinic”? 

A:  A training clinic is a counseling center affiliated with an academic program; doctoral students working toward their degree provide clinical services that are supervised by licensed psychologists to help ensure quality of service.  The doctoral psychology program at CNU is APA accredited and committed to training clinicians who offer empirically validated treatments for a wide range of mental health related issues.  Student providers obtain extensive training and supervision as part of their experience at CCAPS.


Q:  Are services confidential?

A:  Yes.  Aside from extreme circumstances that apply to all mental health providers involving a client report of risk to self or others, child or elder abuse, and court proceedings, all client information is confidential and treated as private health information.  However, because this is a training clinic, client information is shared with the identified supervisor and may be shared in a more general way during CCAPS training exercises.  HOWEVER, all CCAPS providers adhere to strict guidelines and laws pertaining to confidentiality and PHI (protected health information).


Q:  Are my private details shared in a classroom?

A:  No.  CCAPS operates as a standalone clinic within the greater academic program.  Your private and protected health information is not shared with anyone outside of the CCAPS facility.


Q:  How much does it cost?

A:  Individual therapy sessions are $20 for a 50-minute session.  All fees are collected at the time of service via cash or credit/debit card.  We do not accept checks.


Q:  Can I use my insurance? 

A:  No.  We do not accept insurance plans and we do not bill your insurance company.  We are a low fee clinic with no association to insurance companies.


Q:  Can I meet with my student therapist virtually?

A:  No.  At this time, we are only providing in person services.