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Welcome to the Counseling Center!

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Whether you are preparing for your first days at Pepperdine or entering the final semester of your undergraduate or graduate studies, we're glad you're here and ready to assist you with your counseling needs.

The Counseling Center seeks to promote mental health at Pepperdine University by providing:

Direct service: Providing individual, relationship, and group counseling

Consultation and Training: Equipping concerned others to respond

Prevention/Outreach: Educating the students' community proactively

Recognizing that mental health issues are inextricably intertwined with academic functioning and spiritual development, the Counseling Center's objectives are supportive of the University's primary commitments and its mission of strengthening student lives for purpose, service, and leadership.

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential services for all Pepperdine undergraduate and graduate students, including individual, couples and group counseling; walk-in consultations; and psycho-educational outreach programming.

Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of concerns including homesickness, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, eating concerns, and addictive behaviors. The Center also offers psychological consultation to students, faculty, staff, or parents who are concerned about a student. A caring, licensed professional staff is here to meet your needs.

The Counseling Center is open all year long...just connect with us and we'll help you find an appointment time that fits your schedule. Learn more about our services by exploring this Web site! If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please contact the Center at 310-506-4210 or by email.


Pepperdine is a Caring Community

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Contact Information


MAP: Malibu Campus, see #30 (F5)

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

PHONE: (310) 506-4210


For after hours emergencies, call Public Safety at 310-506-4441.