Mission

To promote the mental health of CSUMB students in order to improve the quality of their lives and aid them in achieving academic success. We are committed to the development of the whole person: academically, personally, socially, spiritually, and physically.

Need Help?

Call our office at (831) 582-3969

Services

A student's right to confidentiality, as well as limits, should be understood in the event that the counseling center has to break confidentiality for legal and ethical reasons.

Walk-In Hours

Interested in starting counseling services? Walk-in during these hours for a brief 20 minute session. Counselors will gather information and help to identify treatment options. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Not for students already in treatment. Please call with questions.

  • Monday: 9 AM - 12 PM; 1 - 4 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 12 PM; 1 - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 - 4 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 12 PM; 1 - 4 PM

RIO and Anxiety Toolbox Workshops

PGCC offers 3-week, curriculum-driven workshops that promote mindfulness and anxiety management. RIO is designed to help students gain insight in to their concerns, develop a clear sense of what they would like to change in their lives, and identify concrete strategies to reduce feelings of stress and improve emotional functioning. Anxiety Toolbox is designed to help students better understand and cope with anxiety.

Workshops will start September 10, 2018.

Events

  • September 10
    Sep 10

    Harambee African Heritage Men's Group

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    A support group for Black male students to foster pride in their African heritage through celebration of accomplishments and community. "Harambee" is Kiswahili for "Strong Collective Community." Gain support from CSUMB & community elders.

  • September 11
    Sep 11

    RIO (Recognition, Insight, Openness) Workshop

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    RIO is a 3-week workshop designed to help students gain insight in to their concerns, develop a clear sense of what they would like to change in their lives, and identify concrete strategies to reduce feelings of stress and improve coping.

  • September 11
    Sep 11

    Women's Group

    4:00pm to 5:15pm

    Explore stress, anxiety, depression, relationships and other topics.

  • September 13
    Sep 13

    Depression and Anxiety Support

    1:15pm to 2:30pm

    Share experiences, gain feedback, problem solve, and learn coping skills. Talking with others about anxiety and depression can be significantly helpful. This group provides space and understanding - you don't have to experience this on your own.

Hours & Contact Information

We are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Phone: (831) 582-3969
  • Calls to the Personal Growth and Counseling Center are answered 24 hours, 7 days per week during all 12 months of the year. The calls will be answered by professional counselors. However, if you are calling in regards to making, rescheduling or canceling an appointment we recommend that you call during our office hours between 8 AM and 5 PM on weekdays.
  • Mail: California State University Monterey Bay, Health & Wellness Services, 100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA, 93955-8001
  • E-mail: counseling_center@csumb.edu
  • Physical Location: The PGCC is located in the Health and Wellness Services Building (80) on the corner of General Jim Moore Boulevard and Inter-Garrison Road.
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Health and Wellness Services Newsletter

For information on new programs and events subscribe to our newsletter, sent once a semester. Email jesflores@csumb.edu to subscribe.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Getting Help

For Myself

  • If you are a student enrolled at CSUMB, you can call us to request services or to gather more information (831) 582-3969.
  • While individual counseling is provided at the PGCC, group counseling is highly encouraged to further maximize your personal growth.
  • Although there are no assurances to benefits, counseling can often lead to better interpersonal relationships, improved academic performance, solutions to specific problems, and reductions in your feelings of distress.

For Someone Else

  • If a student is in danger of hurting themselves or others, call 9-1-1.
  • If you are on campus and concerned about a student, encourage them to talk to someone. You can offer to accompany the student to our office in the Health and Wellness Services Building (80) on the corner of General Jim Moore Boulevard and Inter-Garrison Road. We ask that you call us prior to coming over so we can be ready to meet them.
  • If you are off campus and concerned about a student, express concern to the student, encourage the student to come to the counseling center, and ask them to make contact.

News & Events

Mindful Madness May 2nd

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening to you from moment to moment. Join Health and Wellness Services, student clubs, and other campus and community partners to promote and practice mindfulness at CSUMB. Our event will provide opportunities to practice mindfulness through yoga, meditation, coloring, Reiki treatments and more.

Ethical Issues in Effectively Providing LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice & Palliative Care - Hospice Giving Foundation

When there is tension between values/beliefs of an individual health care professional and the ethical imperative to treat all patients with dignity and respect, conflict (and legal issues) may arise. This webinar will explore potential conflicts and offer strategies and tools for professionals in effectively serving the LGBTQ communities.

Healing Justice: Film Screening & Dialogue with Dr. Shakti Butler

Dr. Shakti Butler's newest film, Healing Justice, explores the causes and consequences of the current American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices. Designed for dialogue, Healing Justice is meant to prompt questions and open conversations, exploring trauma, justice and healing.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018

Health and Wellness Services is hosting several events during NEDAW which takes place February 26th through March 2nd. This year's National Eating Disorders Associations theme is "Let's Get Real." HWS wants to encourage our CSUMB community to get real, expand the conversation, and highlight stories we don't often hear.

Contact Personal Growth & Counseling

(831) 582-3969

Fax: (831) 582-4384

counseling_center@csumb.edu

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