Counseling and Mental Health Services
Regularly offered drop-in workshops provide information about coping skills that promote thriving rather than simply surviving. No registration necessary.
We offer brief, solution-focused therapy which many students find very helpful. If there is a need for ongoing support, we will work with you and your resources to identify the most effective source of support.
Group therapy provides opportunities, with the guidance of a counselor and the support of fellow Trojans, to learn new coping skills or to explore identity and relationships.
For students struggling with emotionally urgent concerns, please call or walk-in and request a same-day appointment. We are here to help you and connect you with the appropriate resources. Some examples of a crisis include: a recent death; sexual assault; having thoughts of suicide or homicide; experiencing hallucinations (seeing or hearing things); being the victim of crime; or any other debilitating concerns.
Psychiatric consultations are available for students receiving services at the center. If you are only interested in psychiatric services such as medication management, please call and request to speak with the Referral Coordinator. If you are unsure if you are interested in psychiatric care and/or counseling, please call the center with your request for a referral. To access any psychiatric service on-campus or off-campus, please make a first time appointment. After a brief assessment, we will be able to customize our recommendations for you and request to schedule a phone assessment to discuss your needs with a counselor. Students must have a consultation with a counselor, a phone assessment, prior to making any appointments with psychiatry.
Our staff are available to provide assistance when there is a student who appears in distress or in need of services. Ask for the triage counselor with your request about services or how to approach a student.
Our staff provide many educational workshops on such popular topics such resiliency; stress management; procrastination; perfectionism; helping a friend; suicide awareness; dating concerns; eating disorders and body image; and substance use. To better serve you, please provide at least 2 weeks notice to allow for preparation. For any workshop requests, please complete the online request form.
Missed Appointments & Late Cancellation Policy
Effective February 1, 2016
In fairness to students wanting timely services, Student Counseling Services will charge $20.00 for any missed appointment with no notice or less than 24 hour cancellation. The fee will automatically be billed to your student bursar bill. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call (213) 740-7711 to cancel at least 24 hours in advance in order to avoid the $20 fee and allow the appointment time to be available to others.