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Counseling Services

If you are feeling like you are not safe, that you might harm yourself or others, call either 911 or the San Diego County Crisis Line (888) 724-7240  immediately.

Welcome to Counseling Services! As a CSUSM student you have access to mental health services because it is covered by your pre-paid mental health fee. 

Students come to counseling services for many reasons:

  • To resolve personal problems that interfere with academic performance, such as anxiety, depression, loss, financial problems, relationship and family conflict.
  • To develop more effective stress management, problem solving, decision-making, and communication skills.
  • To build self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • To clarify personal and professional values and goals.

Our goal is to provide a supportive, confidential setting in which these concerns can be addressed.

In addition to counseling, we offer a variety of services and programs designed to enhance the college experience and promote health and well being. These include:

Consultation to administrative and academic departments, student services and organizations.

A wide range of outreach and education activities, including workshops, guest lectures, special events.

The Internship in Professional Psychology, a full time pre-doctoral internship program for students completing their graduate degrees in clinical or counseling psychology. We are a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a counselor, please call (760) 750-4915 or stop by SHCS

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Student Health &
Counseling Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: (760) 750-4915
Fax: (760) 750-3181