Crisis and Consultation Services
At times of crisis, you may find yourself emotionally overwhelmed or experiencing severe emotional distress. Some examples of crises include: a recent death; sexual assault; having thoughts of suicide or homicide; experiencing hallucinations (seeing or hearing things); being the victim of crime; or any other debilitating concerns. When you feel more immediate help is necessary, our crisis therapists are available.
Crisis services are focused on providing immediate emotional support and resources. If you have concerns about yourself or someone you know, please do not hesitate to call.
Crisis appointments will not respond to requests for letters for DSP, SJACS, or other departments. For letters, please call indicating your need for a letter so that you can be provided a phone assessment. SJACS is often willing to extend your deadline by calling with the date of the appointment. For DSP, particularly when requesting extended time during exams, please know that AT LEAST two weeks is needed by DSP to accommodate such requests. Please contact their office for more information about the process.
Consultations about a student of concern: We provide individual consultations for faculty, staff, RAs, or GHAs regarding difficult mental health situations with students. Please call and request to speak with the Crisis Counselor.
Make an Appointment
During business hours, please call (213) 740-7711 and indicate that you are in crisis and would like an appointment with a crisis counselor.