SHCS offers individual counseling from a brief therapeutic framework. During the Initial
Consult, the counselor will determine whether the short-term nature of the counseling
offered at SHCS is appropriate for the student’s needs. If it is decided that longer-term
or more specialized care is appropriate, then alternative treatment recommendations,
including possible referral to mental health providers in the community will be made.
SHCS offers brief couple counseling on a limited basis, based upon therapist availability.
Couples counseling can be arranged when one or both individual is an enrolled CSUSM
student. During the intake session, the counselor will determine whether couple counseling
appears appropriate. If it is decided that couple counseling is not appropriate, alternative
treatment recommendations will be made.
Many students who seek counseling discover that their concerns can best be addressed
through participation in group counseling. SHCS offers a variety of groups ranging
from interpersonal therapy groups to topical groups to workshops. During the Initial
Consult process, the counselor will determine if the student’s needs would be best
met through one of the group offerings
at CSUSM. The student would then be referred for a group screen to discuss the group
in more detail with the group leaders. Please contact SHCS for more information, 760-750-4915.