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CSUB AV Counseling Center

Welcome to the California State University, Bakersfield Antelope Valley Counseling Center! 

     The CSUB Counseling Center office buildings on the main campus and the Antelope Valley campus are open and we are operating at limited capacity. Masks are required when visiting the campus. The Counseling Center continues to offer counseling and psychiatry services through Zoom. To schedule an appointment, please call into the CSUB Counseling Center Antelope Valley office phone (661) 952-5099 or main office phone (661) 654-3366. If you are taken to voicemail please leave a message. This is the only way we will know you are in need of services and can return your call to schedule an appointment.

     The Counseling Center provides psychological counseling and consultation services to students enrolled at CSUB and CSUB Antelope Valley campuses. The Center helps students with personal, academic, and career concerns, utilizing a short-term therapy model. 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. Students may utilize up to six individual sessions per semester or unlimited group therapy (when available). Counseling is provided at no extra cost to the student.  Counseling is confidential. 

Services Offered:

  • Brief Individual Therapy.
  • Group Therapy. Groups focus on various areas of concern.
  • Workshops. Workshops focus on skill development.

     To schedule an appointment, please call the CSUB Antelope Valley Counseling Center main office phone (661) 952-5099. If you are taken to voicemail, please leave a message. This is the only way we will know you are in need of services, and we can return your call to schedule an appointment. During your first appointment, a counselor will meet with you to discuss your concerns. 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 counselor, 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.

     After-Hours Crisis Service: During the times The Counseling Center is closed, students can access crisis counselors who can provide referrals and information about campus and community resources, as well as provide immediate help with urgent personal, emotional, or mental health concerns. If crisis counseling is needed after hours, call (661) 654-3366 and press 2 to be connected to Protocall. CSUB's After-Hours Counseling Service.

Fall Semester 2021 (open in all formats):

Monday - 10:30AM to 3:30PM

Tuesday - 8:30AM to 1:30PM         

Wednesday - 8:30AM to 5:00PM

Thursday - 8:30AM to 1:30PM

Friday - 8:30AM to 1:30PM

The Counseling Center offers access to the CSUB crisis counseling line during the winter and spring semester breaks.

About Sharon Miyata:

     Sharon Miyata received her Master of Arts, Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University.  She previously worked in community mental health in Antelope Valley, Ridgecrest, Trona and Santa Clarita Valley.

About Margaret Cyrus:

     Margaret Cyrus received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, California. For 22 years, she worked at the University of Southern California/Rossier School of Education with responsibility in office administration, budget planning and control, grant management, and course and classroom scheduling. Early in her career, she worked at California State University, Sacramento where she provided administrative support to the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management and the Emergency Response Team

CSUB AV Personnel

Sharon Miyata

Sharon Miyata, M.A 
Bldg 400 Rm. 413 B

Margaret Cyrus

Margaret Cyrus, ASA
Bldg 400 Rm. 413 


CSUB Main Campus Counseling Center

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