Counseling Center

Consistent with the University of San Diego's philosophy of developing the whole person, the Counseling Center's core purpose is to enhance the emotional, relational, and psychological well-being of students. We strive to facilitate students' personal growth and enhance their academic success through accessible, culturally congruent clinical and outreach services. We work in collaboration with other Wellness and university departments and community partners.

COVID-19 Response

During San Diego County's “Stay at Home” order, USD Counseling Center services will remain operational.  To prioritize student safety and wellbeing, The Counseling Center will provide telehealth assessment, consultation, and support services during traditional business hours (8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday) until further notice.  Students can access services by calling 619.260.4655, press 1. 

As always, a Mental Health Counselor is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for urgent mental health concerns and can be reached by calling 619.260.4655 and pressing 1.

For emergencies, please dial the University of San Diego Department of Public Safety at 619.260.2222.


How to Access Services

Students can schedule an initial telephone mental health appointment by visiting the online USD MyWellness Portal and using your USD MySanDiego username and password to login to the portal.  This portal can be accessed via any computer or smartphone that offers access to the internet.

●        If this is your first time securing Student Wellness services for the academic year you should begin by clicking the “Forms” tab and completing your Consent to Receive Services and Health History forms.

●        Next click on profile, update your contact information and select your mobile carrier to receive a text reminder. Please note that a text message reminder will be automatically sent to the phone number listed on your MyWellness Portal 2 hours prior to your initial appointment.

●        Then you can click on the Appointments tab and follow the instructions to arrange for a telemental health consultation with a USD Mental Health Counselor.

●        After you schedule your appointment you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire. Once that questionnaire is complete you’re all set!

●        If you have any problems identifying a same- or next-day appointment at the Counseling Center that will work for you, please call the Counseling Center (619-260-4655)


Student Wellness has additional virtual resources for students and community members on the YouAreUSD website (hyperlink)


 Urgent and Emergency Services

  • A counselor-on call is available to consult about after-hours urgent psychological concerns at all times.  The counselor-on call can be reached by calling 619-260-4655 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Please contact the Department of Public Safety to access emergency services  (x2222 on any campus telephone, otherwise call 619-260-2222).
  • The 24-hour San Diego Access and Crisis Line (1-888-724-7240) also offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals.

Please take a moment to become familiar with our services by exploring our website.

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