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.
The resource "Coping with Ongoing Traumatic Events" has been prepared to assist members of the campus community who are experiencing or supporting others who are experiencing reactions to traumatic events such as local mass shootings, violence and threats of violence on campus, hate speech/graffiti, wildfires and traumatic events across the nation. We hope you will find this resource helpful.