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Welcome to the Counseling Center!

So much is going on in our world right now. The recent hurricanes have left many families displaced and lacking in resources, and the shootings in Las Vegas were simply horrifying. You may be left wondering ... what will be done? How should you feel? How can you help?

If you find yourself needing some space to process what's happening, that's perfectly normal. Remember that multiple campus resources are available to you. Feel free to come in to the Counseling Center and meet with one of us. You also might plug in to the Office of the Chaplain (310) 506-4275. 

As a community, it is important to join together to support one another during this time. Remember to take a few minutes today, this week, to reach out to the person next to you. Talk to them. Share how you feel. Show kindness. If you know someone who has been directly affected by these tragedies, ask them what they need, listen well. 

Together, we will find our way through. 

Additionally, we know that the current social and political climate is exceptionally stressful. If you are feeling overwhelmed, afraid, or concerned, you are not alone! See tips on coping with the current socio-political climate.

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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: Proactively educating the campus community

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

Step Up! is a bystander intervention program that provides members of the Pepperdine community with the knowledge and tools necessary to intervene during problematic situations involving alcohol abuse, anger, depression, discrimination, disordered eating, gambling, hazing, relationship abuse, and sexual assault. Click logo below for more information and to learn how to get involved!

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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

E-MAIL: student.counseling.center@pepperdine.edu

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