Welcome to the Counseling Center!
**The Counseling Center is currently closed for summer. If you have questions about our services, please email our office manager, Claire Cetti (email link on lower sidebar). We check email every few days over the summer. For psychological emergencies, call 911 or go to the Emergency Room. For urgent mental health issues, reach out to your local medical or psychological provider. For information about our services during the academic year, please read content below and explore our site.
Whether you are entering your first week of classes, or finishing your last semester at Westmont, we're glad that you are here and ready to assist with your counseling needs.
Westmont College is a unique Christian and academic community dedicated to the development of the whole person. The mission of the Counseling Center is to come alongside students in their process of becoming healthy adults, offering them a place to receive both nurture and challenge. This is facilitated through:
- Direct Service - Providing individual, relationship and group counseling
- Consultation - Discussing with others (e.g., parents, faculty) on how to respond to mental health concerns
- Outreach - Educating the community toward proactive prevention
To best serve the campus, our services are provided free and confidential. We are ethically committed to confidentiality and federal/state laws require it, such that even a student's attendance is kept private and confidential. For further information, please visit our page on confidentiality. All of our counselors are licensed or supervised by a licensed clinician.
The Counseling Center meets with students facing an array of concerns, including homesickness, anxiety, depression, eating concerns, relationship problems, and addictive behaviors. If you are unsure whether the Counseling Center would be a good fit for your particular concern or question, call or email us and we will be happy to assist you.
For further information about initiating counseling, please visit our Getting Started page.
"It's given me so much hope, clarity, and insight; like a breath of fresh air."
"My experience has been more than simply venting my problems with a counselor. After every session I feel more confident in myself and in the life that I'm living."
Guiding Principle, Ephesians 3:16-19
"I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)