2018-2019 Catalog

Student Psychological Counseling Services

SHC A-141

(310) 243-3818

The Student Health and Psychological Services unit invites students who are experiencing any type of personal or interpersonal problem to participate in a counseling experience. This may include, but is not limited to, difficulties such as anxiety, depression, identity confusion, marital or family conflicts, drug and alcohol abuse, rehabilitation programs or concerns about social relationships. The overall goal is to work with each student individually so that their personal growth leads to the realization of successful college experiences. Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from Student Health & Psychological Services.

Students are encouraged to seek counseling for maximizing their own growth potential and they may involve themselves in both individual and group counseling experiences. Professionally trained counseling psychologists are available to work with students or to make appropriate referrals when indicated. These counseling psychologists have several orientations, although the general counseling approach is geared toward the individual student. Students seen individually are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be explored within short term counseling. Students participating in groups are not limited to a set number of sessions, but are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be pursued through involvement in group counseling.