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Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Feeling like you are not safe?
If you are feeling like you are not safe, that you might harm yourself or others, call either 911 or 988 immediately

Welcome to Counseling Services! As a CSUSM student (undergraduate or graduate), you have access to mental health services because it is covered by your pre-paid mental health fee. Students that are enrolled in a program through CSUSM Extended Learning (undergraduate or graduate), may opt-in for mental health services, but must pay the $99 fee per semester and a one-time $20 health facility fee for the academic year. 

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 build self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • To clarify personal and professional values and goals.
  • To develop more effective stress management, problem solving, decision-making, and communication skills.

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

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you or someone you care about needs to speak to someone or is in crisis and needs immediate help, call either 911 or 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. open 24/7. Languages: English/Spanish.
After Hours 24/7 Crisis Line
Students who need to speak to a counselor immediately but it's after hours, please call us at (760) 750-4915 and press 2 to be directly connected with a mental health crisis counselor who is contracted with SHCS 24 hours/7 days a week.

Our Services

Additional Services & Programs

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. Request a presentation or event collaboration.
  • The Internship in Health Service Psychology, a full time psychology 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) and our Psychology Internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as of October 2018. The next site visit is scheduled for 2028. *

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

Important Resources and Links 

CalMHSA logo
CSUSM is a member of the CalMHSA

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979

Contact Us

OPEN:  Monday-Friday 
@ 8:00 am -4:45 pm
Phone: (760) 750-4915
Fax: (760) 750-3181

Mailing Address

Student Health & Counseling Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001                 

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