CSUB-AV Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is here to help with personal, academic, or career concerns.  The primary goal of psychological counseling is to help students develop the personal awareness and skills necessary to overcome problems and to grow and develop in ways that will allow them to take advantage of the educational opportunities at the university. You may have up to eight free individual or couples sessions per semester, or unlimited group therapy (when available).  Counseling is confidential. 

The Counseling Center is located in Bldg 400 Room 413 and the phone number is 661-952-5099. Please stop in or call if you have any questions; office hours are as follows:

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 1:30pm 

Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm (8:00am - 12:00pm at Palmdale AVC center) 

Thursday 8:30am - 1:30pm 

Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm  

 The Counseling Center provides telephone crisis counseling during the times the Center is closed.  Students can speak to a crisis counselor by dialing the Bakersfield Counseling Center phone number (661-654-3366) and PRESS 2. The crisis counselors can provide referrals and information about campus and community resources, as well as provide immediate help with urgent personal, emotional, or mental health concerns.

About Dr. Coy:

Dr. Karen Coy received her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993.  She previously worked at Counseling Centers at VCU, Pennsylvania State University and Fort Hays State University in Kansas.  She has been a licensed clinical psychologist in California since 1997.

AV Counseling Center

Karen L. Coy, Ph.D.
Bldg 400 Rm. 413 A

Sharon Miyata, LMFT 
Bldg 400 Rm. 413 B

If you would like more information and resources please visit our main campus counseling page here.