Welcome Matadors! University Counseling Services (UCS) is a mental health center for students enrolled at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). UCS supports the missions of the University and the Division of Student Affairs by enhancing student well-being and academic success through the provision of a range of high-quality mental health services including initial evaluations, short-term counseling and psychotherapy, Wellness Workshops, group treatment, psychiatric services, crisis/urgent care services, and case management.
University Counseling Services (UCS) office is physically open during regular business hours
(Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm) and is available for appointment scheduling and crisis/urgent care walk-in’s.
We are located in Bayramian Hall, 5th floor, Room 520.
For the Fall 2021 semester, UCS will continue to provide initial evaluations, individual therapy,
couples therapy, groups and workshops, crisis/urgent care services, psychiatry services, case management,
and Let’s Talk services, virtually through telemental health (phone, HIPAA-compliant Zoom video).
If you need a private space to utilize for your telemental health appointment, we have a
number of private spaces available in our office that students can reserve for that purpose.
If you would like to schedule a new or returning appointment,
please contact us at (818) 677-2366, option 1, to schedule an appointment.
If you are in crisis and need to speak to a counselor immediately,
24/7 crisis/urgent care services are always available by phone:
Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, please call (818) 677-2366, option 1.
*All other days/times, please call (818) 677-2366, option 3*
UCS services are free, confidential, and accessible, including a psychologist who is able to provide mental health services in American Sign Language (ASL). We have a remarkable and diverse team of mental health professionals, peer education staff, and administrative support staff who are all committed to serving students. We are committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment that is affirming of individual and cultural diversity, and promotes inclusion.
In addition to clinical services, UCS also makes contributions to the campus community through the provision of psychoeducational programs and workshops as well as facilitation of healing spaces. These efforts are intended to highlight mental health and wellness practices, eliminate the stigma towards mental health, increase knowledge and helping skills amongst our campus community members, and contribute to the creation of a community of care on our campus.
Are you a student who is looking to get more involved on campus and raise awareness on current issues that affect our society? UCS has four dedicated student peer education programs (The BLUES Project, JADE, Project D.A.T.E., and Men CARE) that aim to increase awareness and knowledge about significant mental health and wellness issues that impact students (e.g., depression, suicide, sexual assault and rape, gender-based violence, disordered eating, eating disorders and body image), and promote help-seeking behavior, as well as bystander intervention, through the provision of extensive psychoeducation and annual campus wellness events. Joining one of our peer education programs can be a wonderful experience that will allow you to connect with fellow students and the CSUN community.
We invite you to check out our website for the different resources available throughout (e.g., wellness workshops, groups, Let's Talk, self-help library, videos, blogs). Please remember, Matadors, we are here for you!
Julie Pearce, Psy. D.