Nature scene with people walkingWelcome to Counseling Services!


If you are ready to request an appointment, click here to access our online request form.


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.

Counseling Services meets with students facing an array of concerns, including anxiety, depression, eating concerns, relationship problems, homesickness, addictive behaviors, or anything else that may be going on. Rather than advice-giving, we offer a particular kind of listening (called "active listening) and an expertise in human development, along with strategies to support your personal, social, and emotional growth. You might be surprised how much talking with a professional can helpIf you are unsure whether the counseling 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.


Student Testimonials

"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."

More testimonials here.

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)