Counseling Center

Welcome...and Welcome Back!

For new students, Welcome to Pepperdine!  For returners, we hope the winter break included time to rest, relax, reconnect and reflect. As you begin the new semester, we encourage all of you to consider your emotional well-being and take steps now to continue with ways to keep yourself healthy or make adjustments to your life that will enhance all dimensions of your life.  If you're looking for ways to do things differently this semester, Consider and Act on a few of the following ideas:

  1. See stress as your friend: Stress is often thought of as negative but it can also be positive. Stress can help you complete projects and get work done in a timely manner. Differentiate between stress that works for you and stress that doesn't.
  2. Focus on what you can control, not what you can't control: Alter what you can control, accept what you can not control; have the wisdom to know the difference.
  3. Accept and meet physical and psychological needs for exercise, rest, good nutrition, and recreation: Practice self-care techniques and attempt to nurture and nourish your body as well as your mind.
  4. Develop good, warm, supportive relationships: A sense that one is not alone helps deal with stress. It is important not to keep your feelings in. Do not use a time of severe stress to isolate yourself.
  5. Humor and laughter help: No matter how stressful things can be, do not forget to laugh or use your sense of humor; it can help get you through!
  6. Seek professional help:  If you're having a hard time implementing changes on your own, come and talk with one of our staff members.  Although some people view it as a weakness to ask for help, it takes courage and strength to identify a problem and want to learn new ways to take on the challenges of life.

Our website has great information on how to manage stress, how to schedule an appointment, and links to other resources as well (for stress management or other concerns). And as always, if you have specific questions or need to talk with a counselor, please call or email our office.

Counseling Center services

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential services for Pepperdine 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.

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.

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 x4441.

Get Ready for Group!

The Counseling Center will be offering a variety of groups to help students embrace the challenges of the new year. We'll be posting a list of these groups in the very near future.  Check back soon!


On the Malibu campus (and all other domestic University campuses) call 911. Then please call the Departmentof Public Safety at (310) 506-4441. For non-emergencies call (310) 506-4442.