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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.

Getting Help

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. For first appointments only. 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

Workshops

PGCC offers curriculum-driven workshops that promote mindfulness, anxiety management, and self-care.

Body Project

The Body Project is a peer-led group for female-identifying students that will facilitate conversations about body image.

Outreach

Surviving to Thriving

September 16, 2019 11:00am12:30pm

For women who are seeking a supportive space to process and heal. Must contact the PGCC to join (831)582-3969.

Surviving to Thriving

Harambee African Heritage Men's Group

September 9, 2019 3:30pm5:00pm

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.

Harambee African Heritage Men's Group

Women's Group

September 10, 2019 4:00pm5:15pm

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

Women's Group

Conquering Moods Group

September 12, 2019 1:30pm3:00pm

A structured group to provide skills to help manage relationships, emotions, and life challenges. Come learn skills to cope with problems, learn strategies to build trust, and develop support in the process!

Conquering Moods Group

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.
  • 6012 General Jim Moore, Marina, CA 93933
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Social Media: The Personal Growth and Counseling Center is committed to reaching out to students, their parents, CSUMB staff and faculty, as well as the community in general. The following sites are intended to announce ongoing news and happenings at the PGCC.

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While student participation is encouraged, we encourage students or individuals with questions to contact the PGCC to inquire about receiving services. The PGCC will not provide counseling or crisis intervention via these social media websites, although we will periodically let the campus community know about accessing crisis information.

Health and Wellness Services Newsletter

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

Counseling Helps

  • If you are a student enrolled at CSUMB, call to learn about services (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.
  • If you are concerned that 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.

    Personal Growth & Counseling Center

    Phone
    (831) 582-3969
    Fax
    (831) 582-4384