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Individual counseling is provided by our diverse team of professionals who offer assistance to students experiencing emotional problems that interfere with their academic work and/or personal lives.
Our approach to counseling emphasizes setting goals for counseling and working to achieve those specific goals in a brief time period with the assistance and support of a caring professional. The goals of short-term treatment may be to prevent small problems from becoming big ones, to intervene quickly in a crisis, or to help students to return to their usual level of functioning as soon as possible.
Remember, most people who seek help say they benefit from the treatment. The short term treatment approach at CSUN means that students can be seen up to 8 individual sessions per academic year.
Couples counseling opportunities are available for CSUN students and their significant others provided that both members of the couple have time availability that matches our staff. Only one member of the couple needs to be a CSUN student to participate in couples counseling. Please inform the receptionist when making your initial appointment that you are interested in couples counseling. Keep in mind that both members of the couple will need to complete the UCS counseling forms even if they are not a student. There is no fee for this service.
UCS are often provides many different types of counseling groups, designed to improve your personal growth. Each group is conducted by a trained counselor. Some groups focus on special themes like: anxiety management, relaxation, overcoming shyness, overcoming procrastination, academic success. While other counseling groups are more general and assist participants in resolving a broad range of personal issues including low self-esteem and relationship issues.
Several groups and workshops are available every semester. Click here for more information
Download and print our Group Information Flier.
Psychiatric services are available to students interested in medication evaluations, medication follow-up, and consultations. Students must complete an initial intake appointment with a UCS counselor to discuss their concerns and needs before they can be scheduled to see one of our psychiatrists or psychiatric residents.
Our staff of licensed counselors is available to provide assistance in coping with a crisis or recent trauma. Please see our Emergency and Urgent Care Assistance page for more information.