Hours, Location, and Scheduling an Appointment
Hours and Location
The Counseling Center offers short term counseling for enrolled Westmont College students, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are five part-time therapists who make up the equivalent of two full time staff.
The Counseling Center is located on the lower part of campus next to Armington Hall, in the same building as the Health Center. One of our therapists, Ed Wimberly, is located off campus on Coast Village Road, easily accesssible by the Westmont shuttle.
How to Schedule an Appointment
Come in, call, or email office manager Claire Cetti (565-6003 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an appointment. To help us serve you better please fill out the Westmont Counseling Center Request for Counseling, available on line or at the office. Claire can also fill it out for you over the phone if you prefer.
If your need for counseling is urgent, please notify our office manager immediately. Arrangements for an appointment will be made as soon as possible.
How to Prepare for Your First Appointment
Please complete the following paperwork prior to your appointment: 1. Counseling Center Policies and Consent for Counseling and, 2. Either the Confidential Information Form or the Confidential Information Form for Returning Students (same academic year). You may bring these forms with you, or plan to arrive 20 minutes early and fill them out prior to your appointment.
Read Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about Counseling.
PLEASE PROVIDE 24-HOUR NOTICE FOR CANCELLED APPOINTMENTS, so the office manager may reschedule the time for another student.
What does Short Term Counseling Mean?
Short term counseling means that sessions are limited to once a week for up to 8 sessions per semester, lasting about 45-50 minutes per session. Sessions will be scheduled consecutively unless otherwise arranged with the therapist. A "no-show" or late cancellation will count as one of the eight sessions. Our goal will be to provide an appropriate, focused course of therapy within the given period of time. Referrals and resources will be provided for those students whose needs extend beyond that given time.
Except for outside referrals, Counseling Services are covered by Westmont Student Fees.