CSUB Counseling Center

 CSUB Counseling Center 

Welcome to the California State University, Bakersfield, Counseling Center Home Page. You can learn about the services we offer, how to use us, and where to find us. We have also collected a wide selection of Internet mental health links, community referral resources and relevant reading material to help you with day-to-day stresses and difficult periods in your life. Please note this information is not meant to replace a face-to-face consultation with a trained counselor, nor does this service provide "on- line" counseling.

The Counseling Center provides counseling and consultation services to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in the university. The Center offers short-term counseling to help students with personal, academic, and career concerns. The primary goal of 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. Referrals to other professionals or community agencies will be made if necessary.

If you are in doubt about where to turn for assistance, please feel free to call the Counseling Center at 661-654-3366

The Counseling Center provides telephone crisis counseling during the times the Center is closed.  Students can speak to a crisis counselor by dialing the 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.

Fall and Spring Semester Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointments may be scheduled through our Administrative Assistant between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm. You may call to make an appointment or walk-in to schedule the appointment.

The Counseling Center is open during the fall and spring semesters, and is closed during winter break, spring semester break, and summer break.


(661) 654-3366


The Counseling Center is located in the Student Health Center Building. (North side of parking Lot E, just west of the Icardo Athletic Center, and across the lawn from Science III)

CSUB Counseling Center

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Managing Distress Related to Mass Shootings and Acts of Terror

Considering the various mass shootings and terrorist attacks across the country and the world, the Counseling Center would like to provide some information to help students better understand their own experiences in response to these events and suggest a few ways to manage these responses.

Common Responses to Traumatic Stress

Managing Distress Related to Mass Shootings

Managing Exposure to Terror