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.


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.

NEWS & Events

Responding to trauma

Resources available:

Mental Health Awareness Week

Creating a Thousand Lights 

Join us to remember those who are or have been impacted by suicide. Unite with thousands of people across California. Light a candle to create hope, care, and compassion.

Monday, October 5th, 7pm-9 pm on the Main Quad, in front of the Otter Express.

To request disability related accommodations or sign language interpreters, please contact Sarah di Grazia at 831-582-3988.

Mental Health Awareness Week Events

  • Mental Health First Aid, Friday, October 2nd, 8am-5pm at the HWS Building
  • Mental Health Unity Pledge, Monday, October 5th, 12-2pm in the Main Quad
  • Laughing Yoga, Tuesday, October 6th, 4-5pm in the Meeting House
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Wednesday, October 7th, 1-2:30pm at HWS Building
  • Movie Night: "It's Kind of a Funny Story" Wednesday, October 7th, 7-9pm at the Black Box
  • LGBTQ Speakers Panel Thursday, October 8th, 5-7pm in the Student Center, room 120

Coping with Natural DISASTERS 

The counseling center wishes to extend our support to those students who may be experiencing difficulty and worry related to the fires happening across California. Our thoughts are with you and your families. If you or someone you know need support please come to the counseling center and/or utilize the resources below:

Disaster Distress Helpline

After a Disaster: Self-Care Tips for Dealing with Stress


Caroline Haskell named Social Worker of the year! Register for Mental Health First Aid Register for QPR - Suicide Prevention

hours & contact information

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Connect with us by:

  • Phone: (831) 582-3969
  • 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. A map of CSUMB can be found here.

Services Are Free for registered and currently-enrolled students.

Getting Help

For Myself

  • If you are a student enrolled at CSUMB, you can call us to request services or ask any questions (831) 582-3969.
  • While individual counseling is provided at the PGCC, it is highly recommended that you consider attending group counseling as well to 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. 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.

Contact Personal Growth & Counseling

(831) 582-3969

Fax: (831) 582-4384


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