UCS

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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 - We the Students: A Community

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

We the Students: A Community Wide Effort to End Rape Culture

All are invited to this panel discussion as we raise awareness on topics geared towards eradicating sexual assault, sexual violence, and the occurrence of rape. Read more

SAAFE 2017 - Open Mic

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Open Mic

We invite you to join us for this open mic event that will feature scheduled performances. Read more