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 Workshops

RIO is a 3-week, curriculum-driven 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 emotional functioning.

Workshops will start February 5, 2018.

Events

  • February 19
    Feb 19

    RIO (Recognition, Insight, Openness) Workshop

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    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.

  • February 19
    Feb 19

    Self-Esteem Group

    1:30pm to 2:45pm

    Many people struggle with low self-esteem and need help with building self-confidence. This group is designed to provide support in a confidential space and help develop the skills for a healthy self-esteem.

  • February 19
    Feb 19

    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.

  • February 20
    Feb 20

    DBT Skills Group

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    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!

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 will now be 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. Our Spring 2018 Newsletter will be delivered soon.

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 that he or she make contact.

News & Events

Contact Personal Growth & Counseling

(831) 582-3969

Fax: (831) 582-4384

counseling_center@csumb.edu

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