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CAPS services are available to TSRI benefits-eligible employees and dependents.

Counseling & Psychological Services

About Us

Mission Statement

The core purpose of the Counseling and Psychological Services Department at The Scripps Research Institute is to enhance the emotional, behavioral and psychological well-being of the Scripps Research community.  The department strives to facilitate productivity and to enhance the academic and professional success of this community through accessible and timely clinical services.  We also work to meet the needs of the community through education, consultation, referral and outreach.

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Location

Mailing Address

CAPS California
3300 North Torrey Pines Court, Upper Floor
(Upper floor of the Faculty Club building)

CAPS CA Hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday

Counseling & Psychological Services Department
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road, UF1
La Jolla, California 92037

CAPS Florida
130 Scripps Way, Building B, #133
Jupiter, Florida 33458

CAPS FL Hours
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Counseling & Psychological Services Department
The Scripps Research Institute
130 Scripps Way, 1B2
Jupiter, Florida 33458

Appointments - CA Campus

To make an appointment with a counselor, or to receive additional information, contact:

       CAPS Front Desk
       858-784-7297
       Email: caps@scripps.edu

Appointments - FL Campus

To make an appointment with a counselor, or to receive additional information, contact:

Dana Scoville, Ph.D., L.M.H.C.
(561) 228-2288
Email: dscovil@scripps.edu

Urgent Assistance

If your situation is life threatening, go directly to a hospital emergency room or call 9-1-1 for assistance.

24-hour psychiatric help is available to benefits-eligible members of the TSRI community:  PPO participants can call the Optum Helpline: 1(800) 888-2998.  HMO participants can call Aetna Behavioral Health: 1-800-424-5928.  There may be a charge for these services depending on the level of care provided.

San Diego County Crisis Line: (888)-724-7240 (available to the public)

Crisis Contact Sheet

Meet the Staff

Tamara Ho, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist - CA Campus

Dr. Ho is a California-licensed psychologist.  She completed her B.A. in psychology at UCLA, her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her postdoctoral work at USC.  Prior to coming to TSRI, she worked at the University of San Diego as a staff psychologist for several years.  She enjoys providing individual counseling and consultation, and values developing a strong working relationship with her clients in order to address a range of concerns, such as adjusting to different cultural contexts, managing stress and anxiety, dealing with loss and depression, and developing more meaningful relationships.  She is available to see clients on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Daphne Lurie, Ph.D.
Counseling Center Director - CA campus

Dr. Lurie is a California-licensed psychologist and has been at TSRI since 2007.  She obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of South Carolina, and her B.A. in psychology from Williams College. She has been a therapist for almost twenty years, and has worked in a range of professional sites, from hospital to university-based settings.  She enjoys seeing both individual clients and couples at TSRI, and she has specialty interests in relationship issues, health-related issues, multicultural concerns and identity/adjustment issues.  She is available to see clients throughout the week.

Dana Scoville, Ph.D., L.M.H.C.
CAPS Counselor - FL campus

Dr. Scoville is a Florida-licensed mental health counselor. She obtained her doctorate from Capella University, her M.A. from St. Mary’s University, and has 18 years of experience with individuals and families in therapy.  Her approach to counseling stems from positive psychology, which focuses on recognizing and developing strengths that foster adaptive coping with life issues.  She is available to see clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Davida Smart
CAPS Administrative Assistant - CA campus

Davida Smart works half-time as the CAPS administrative assistant and half-time as a Human Resources Assistant for the Employee Development Group at TSRI. She obtained her B.S. in psychology from Georgia State University.  Davida has a passion for helping people. She has a strong interest in the psychology of business and is interested in focusing on leadership training and organizational development.