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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.


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
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  • 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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News and Events

  • Many Voices, One Prayer

    Campus Chaplains invite our community to take a moment to watch this interfaith prayer created by 100 clergy of many faiths. Perhaps watch with a friend or neighbor of a different faith, standing as one in prayer.

Personal Growth & Counseling Center

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