Phone: (805) 756-2511           (24-7 crisis line)

Fax:     (805) 756-6525

9 AM - 4:00 PM | Mon

9 AM - 4:00 PM | Tue

9 AM - 4:00 PM | Wed

9 AM - 4:00 PM | Thurs

9 AM - 4:00 PM | Fri

Building 27 Room 135

Counseling Services

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Special Advisory  during the COVID-19 Pandemic: 

We are committed to supporting student mental health while responding to the current global pandemic. Counseling Services is offering services remotely by phone and HIPAA-compliant Zoom. 

Please call us at 805-756-2511 to schedule an appointment.  

For more information and updates about COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus), please visit

Services offered Fall 2020:

Mission Statement

Cal Poly Counseling Services promotes the development of holistic student emotional health.  As mental health professionals, we serve the campus community through advocacy and the provision of confidential, accessible services.

Message from Counseling Services

Welcome Cal Poly students! We are happy you have chosen to take a step toward your emotional health and wellbeing.  We are here to help you develop and maintain the skills integral to mental health through hands-on workshops; individual, couples and group therapy; crisis intervention; consultations with parents, faculty, staff; and mental health trainings.

Counseling Services is staffed by licensed mental health professionals with graduate degrees in clinical and counseling psychology.  We work with a range of students from different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds; students who want to talk about anxiety, poor academic performance, traumatic experiences, suicidal thoughts, substance use, or anything else that might be going on for them.  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 help. Our services are free, confidential, and available to all currently enrolled students. We look forward to working with you.

Eligibility For Services

  • Currently enrolled Cal Poly students
  • Students who have chosen not to enroll for Summer Quarter, but were registered in the previous Spring Quarter and are registered for the following Fall Quarter
  • For couples counseling, all partners must be currently enrolled Cal Poly students

Cal Poly Counseling Services is Accredited by the International ACCREDITATION of Counseling Services (iacs)

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