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Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) is located in Calpulli Center.

CPS helps helps students benefit fully from their college experience by supporting their personal, social, and emotional well-being. CPS also provides consultation and referral services to students, staff, faculty and parents.

Services and programs include:

  • Center for Well-Being: Offers a quiet place to relax, with 7 stations for self-exploration and self-renewal. No appointment needed! Try meditation and art therapy, learn relaxation tips, enjoy a Zen rock garden, explore the library, try the egg chair, and more.
  • Counseling services: Individual and group counseling, and couples counseling. These confidential services are available to students at no cost.
  • Groups and workshops:
    • Healthy Emotional Living
    • Cultivating Optimal Personal Experiences (COPE)
    • Living with Loss
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Mindfulness Meditation Plus
    • Students in the Helping Professions
  • Special programs: These crisis intervention programs help at-risk students succeed.
    • ASPIRE
    • Successful Commnuity Living
    • Bounce Back Retention Program

For more information, visit the Counseling & Psychological Services website.


CPS student counseling group


Photo: student using egg chair

In 2010, Counseling & Psychological Services opened a biofeedback clinic to reduce students' academic stress. Students who experience anxiety and other physiological symptoms are encouraged to try this easily accessible form of treatment. The egg-shaped Alpha Chamber promotes relaxation by increasing alpha waves in the brain.

Free informational fliers

Health Matters flierHealth Promotion offers a variety of free informational brochures and fliers on topics related to psychological well-being.

Photo: Students at Counseling and Psychological Services outdoor booth