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Counseling Center

Counseling Center Staff 2015-2016Whittier College’s Student Counseling Center provides a full-range of counseling services designed to help students cope with the challenges and stressors in their daily lives to achieve their full human potential.

A confidential and student-focused resource, the counseling center is staffed by graduate level psychology interns and postdoctoral associates who work under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.

Counseling services are provided at no cost to currently enrolled undergraduate students at Whittier.

Grief Counseling Resources

In light of the many challenges faced by our community in the past days, we want to remind you of counseling resources that are available to students, staff and faculty members.

The Student Counseling Center, located next to Campus Safety, is open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-in or phone 562.907.4239 for an appointment.

After 5 p.m., you may call Campus Safety at 562.907.4211 and ask to speak with the counselor on call. 

Additionally, we have 24/7 access to professional counselors (through Black Swan/Empathia/United Educators) via telephone at 866.713.1978. Please mention that you are affiliated with Whittier College when you use this resource. This resource can also provide referral services in the local area.

Lastly, the Employee Assistance Program for staff and faculty is carried through Ceridian and can be reached 24/7 at 800.854.1446 or find more information on Life Balance's website. This resource provides referrals for local professionals for personal counseling. It does not provide telephone counseling. These services are provided in a number of  different languages.

Download information on self-care in the midst grief 


Counseling Center
Haverhill A (next to Campus Safety)
562.907.4218 (fax)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed daily from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Professional counseling staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For after hour advice, call the After-Hour RN Telephone Advice Line at 562.464.4548.  This service is NOT for life-threatening Emergencies.  For emergencies, call Campus Safety at 562.907.4211 and ask to be connected to an on-call therapist.

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February 15, 2016
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Random Act of Kindness Day
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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