How Do I Get Started?
Making an appointment at the Counseling Center is quite easy. The quickest way to make an appointment is to call 310-506-4210 between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday- Friday. You can also e-mail us and someone will respond to your e-mail within a day. Once you speak with someone at the Counseling Center, you will be scheduled for an intake appointment with a clinical staff member. While most students are seen within a few days, depending on your availability and the Counseling Center's schedule of openings, it can sometimes take up to a week or so.
Your first appointment with the Counseling Center is called the intake appointment. You'll want to arrive about 20-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete several peices of important paperwork (similar to the paperwork you have filled out when you've gone to see other doctors). Within the intake appointment, which typically lasts about 1 hour, you'll be asked questions about what prompted you contacting the Counseling Center, what you hope to gain from counseling, some background information, and what appointment times work best for your schedule. The intake counselor may or may not become your permanent counselor, but they will do their best to find a counselor that will be able to best meet your needs.
If you feel your concerns are an emergency, please let us know right away.