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Counseling & Psychological Services

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The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is to enhance the emotional growth and academic success of students by promoting balanced lifestyles, positive self-regard, and essential life skills with an emphasis on the development of the whole person. CPS is staffed by licensed psychologists and postdoctoral fellows. At CPS we provide psychological counseling services and psychoeducational programs for students, as well as responsive consultation to the university community. Referrals and emergency services are also provided by the office. In counseling, students can discuss issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and other personal concerns. Traditional full-time undergraduates, ADN, ABSN and DPT students may receive up to ten counseling sessions per academic year and can call the office or walk in to make an appointment. All sessions are confidential in keeping with professional ethics and state laws. Information about students is not shared with their families, the faculty, university administrators, or anyone else without the student's written permission.

  • Chalon Office                      
  • Doheny Office

Counseling Staff

Susan K. Salem, PhD, Director
Kendra Nickerson, PhD, Associate Director/Training Director

Postdoctoral Fellows:
Carolyn Ayrapetyan, PsyD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Kathleen Carroll-Wray, PsyD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Caroline Cox, PsyD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mariko Iwabuchi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Office Staff:
Hanna Yi, Office Manager for CPS