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


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 2-week, curriculum-driven workshops that promote mindfulness and anxiety management. RIO is designed to help students gain insight into 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.

Body Project

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


  • March 25
    Mar 25

    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.

  • March 25
    Mar 25

    Body Project

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

  • March 26
    Mar 26

    B.O.D.Y. - Being Openly Daringly Yourself

    1:30pm to 2:45pm

    A group open to all genders to explore body image, eating, exercising, and more. This group will discuss cultural pressures, finding comfort in our own bodies, and being authentically yourself in a constantly changing pop culture of body rules.

  • March 26
    Mar 26

    Women's Group

    4:00pm to 5:15pm

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

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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Health and Wellness Services Newsletter

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

Spring 2019 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 and Events

Interfaith Fair

CSUMB takes pride in its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; this includes the diversity of faith traditions that make up our CSUMB family.

In Response to New Zealand

The staff and faculty of California State University, Monterey Bay’s Health & Wellness Services extends our care and compassion for those who have been impacted by the violence that took place in New Zealand this morning. Our thoughts are with those who were injured and killed in the struggle and our hearts go out to their families and loved ones.

Otter Wellness Challenge

Health and Wellness Services and University Personnel are excited to partner to assist members of our campus community to achieve and maintain wellness - learn more about the challenge.

R U Okay? Mental Health Awareness in Education

Nadine Voguel, CEO of Springboard Consulting & author will give a lecture on mental health awareness in education. Open to the public.

The Gift of Our Wounds

Hear how a sikh and a former white supremacist found forgiveness and friendship. Now, they are on a mission to fight against racism and hatred.

Contact Personal Growth & Counseling

(831) 582-3969

Fax: (831) 582-4384