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    University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services (UCS) wants you to fulfill your personal and professional dreams and get the most out of your experience at CSUN. We have a remarkable team of psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, psychiatric residents and administrative staff. Each team member promises you ethical, respectful and professional care.

We provide a variety of free short term counseling services to students, including individual counseling, crisis intervention, group and workshops, and psychiatric consultation. In an effort to provide high quality professional services to students, UCS now offers an innovative program specifically tailored to provide quick and useful tools to help our busy CSUN students.  After meeting with a counselor for the initial Intake appointment, most students are enrolled into the RIO (Recognition, Insight, and Openness) workshop series.  At the completion of RIO, students have the opportunity to meet with their Intake counselor to review their experience in RIO and discuss goals and resources for their continued growth.

Our mental health professionals offer outreach workshops for faculty, staff and student organizations on academic, mental health, interpersonal and wellness topics.

Are you looking to get more involved on campus and raise awareness on current issues that affect our society? Joining one of our peer education programs can be a wonderful experience that will allow you to connect with fellow students and the CSUN community.

UCS counselors are available to assist students with urgent situations, emergencies, or serious crises related to psychological concerns during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). For urgent care assistance after hours, please call (818)677-2366, option 3 or visit our urgent care page for more information.  However, if you need emergency assistance for a life-threatening situation, dial 911.

News

Are you interested in employment at University Counseling Services? Browse our available jobs.

Check out our monthly magazine, Student Health 101, which covers the latest student health news online.

For helpful information about issues that affects college students, read our newest Spotlight Topic!

UCS also has two biofeedback computers equipped with HeartMath for student use. HeartMath biofeedback software uses simple video games to show you how controlling some of your biological systems, like your heart and breathing rates, can help you feel more relaxed. Find out how to reserve your time with HeartMath!

Featured Events

SAAFE 2017 - RAD Self Defense Workshop for Women

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

RAD Self-Defense Workshop

Please join us for this self-defense workshop brought to you by Project DATE's SAAFE Week 2017.  This workshop is being facilitated by the CSUN Department of Police Services and all equipment will be provided. Read more

SAAFE 2017 - RAD Self Defense Workshop for Men

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

RAD Self-Defense Workshop
Project DATE invites you to attend their RAD Self-Defense Workshop for Men. This workshop is being facilitated by the CSUN Department of Police Services and all equipment will be provided. Read more

SAAFE 2017 - No H8: Examining Hate Crimes & Hate Incidents

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

No H8: Examining Hate Crimes & Hate Incidents

We invite you to this workshop as we engage in a dynamic discussion about how hate crimes and hate incidents can be motivated by gender bias and how to help continue to dispel myths about sexual assault.  Attendees will also learn about how to use hate crime prevention tools and resources to address sexual assault. Read more

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