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Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is committed to helping USC students creatively handle the stresses and challenges in their academic and personal goals. Through counseling, students can achieve a sense of competence, empowerment and well-being in order to decrease any suffering they might experience and to reach their full potential as citizens of both USC and the multicultural world we live in.

The professional staff is diverse in terms of age, gender, race, ethnicity and sexual/affectional orientation. The staff includes licensed psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and advanced graduate students in social work and psychology. These professionals are highly trained and experienced in helping students successfully cope with issues and concerns that are common to the undergraduate, graduate or professional school experience.

To initiate counseling, participate in groups, attend workshops or receive off-campus referrals, call (213) 740-7711, or come to Student Counseling Services on the first floor of YWCA for additional information. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

If you are in a life-threatening crisis, please call DPS. Students with other psychological emergencies should call SCS and ask for the on-call counselor. After hours and weekends, please call the SCS number, select 0, and you will be connected with an on-call nurse.