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 "online" 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.

Services Offered:

  • Brief Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy: Groups focus on various areas of concern including substance use, trauma, and personal relationships. Check the Groups Section to the left of this page for current dates and times of group therapy services.
  • Workshops: Workshops focus on reducing the symptoms of stress and anxiety, depression, and improving academic success. Check the Workshops Section to the left of this page for current dates and times of workshops.
  • General Studies Courses (GST): 1-unit courses are periodically offered. Subjects taught include personal relationships, peer education and advising (Inspire), and effective parenting skills. Check you course catalog for GST courses offered.

If you need or are interested in longer-term therapy, the Counseling Center can make referrals to other professionals or agencies in the community.

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 allows students to access 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 of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

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. During your first appointment, a counselor will meet with you to discuss your concerns and, at the end of the session, the most beneficial options will be reviewed with you. These could include follow-up individual counseling appointments with the Counseling Center, referral to one of the Counseling Center's therapy groups or workshops, and/or referrals to other resources on campus or in the community that can help you address your concerns.

Phone:

(661) 654-3366

Location:

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