Pepperdine Counseling Center

Welcome to the Counseling Center!

In the last week we lost two well-known individuals, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, to suicide. Death by suicide is always a tragedy, and it is normal to have an emotional response when someone is lost to suicide, even if you did not know them personally.

While we do not know the details of their mental health struggles, we want to support those who may be wrestling with depression, anxiety, and/or suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know is struggling, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Counseling Center (310-506-4210), or to another local or national resource. The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that exists to serve the emotional health of young adults and prevent suicide. If you think someone may be at risk for suicide, visit the Jed Foundation's page, here. To speak with a mental health professional at the Jed Foundation text "START" to 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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.


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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


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