Counseling Center

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The Counseling Center is now closed for summer and will reopen on August 8, 2022.

If you are in need of support, please use the resources listed below. To find a therapist with your insurance, visit Thriving Campus and follow the locator services.

For an on-campus emergency, please call Campus Safety at 562.907.4911. If you require emergency mental health services, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room, or call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255. 

Mental Health Support and Resources

In light of recent, and ongoing, race-based hate and violence, we stand with our Poet community to offer support on campus, as well as providing the following community and on-line resources.

Phone/Text Support

Crisis

  • The Crisis Text Line: Text HELP to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Reachable 24/7 at 800.273.8255

  • The Trevor Project: Specifically serves LGBTQIA+ young adults: 1.866.488.7386 or online

Non-Crisis

  • The California Peer Run Warm Line: 24/7, non-urgent mental health support available online or by phone at 855.845.7415

  • AMI WLA Crisis Counseling Program, English/Spanish Warm Line: 424.293.0646

  • Talk Campus App: This peer-to-peer app supports your mental health during the current pandemic and beyond. Chat with local and international students to get support and choose groups/wellness activities. Talk Campus can be accessed using your Whittier email and is available for download at Google Play or Apple App Store.

Free Apps for Support

  • Sanvello offers support for anxiety and depression. Currently offering free premium access to support users throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Available for download at Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

  • Talk Campus App: This peer-to-peer app supports your mental health during the current pandemic and beyond. Chat with local and international students to get support and choose groups/wellness activities. Talk Campus can be accessed using your Whittier email and is available for download at Google Play or Apple App Store.

  • What’s Up offers grounding exercises, mood tracking, and behavioral support for mental wellness. Available for download at Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

  • The CBT Thought Record Diary helps track negative emotions, and patterns of negative thinking related to anxiety and depression. Available for download at Google Play and Apple App Store.

  • Headspace App is free for LA County Residents and offers meditations, exercises, sleep stories, and more. 

Additional mental health apps are available at the Psycom website. 

Support for Special Populations

  • Resources for undocumented and documented immigrants are available on the Informed Immigrant website. A list of nationwide resources has been compiled by the public and is available online

  • St John’s Transgender Health Program, Warner Traynham Clinic, 326 W. 23rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90007, 323.541.1411.

  • The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles (Eating Disorders/Assessment), 12121 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 601, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Call at 1.800.RENFREW (1.800.736.3739).

  • SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Abuse). Available 24/7 in English and Spanish. 1.800.662.4357.

  • First responders, healthcare professionals, essential workers, and their families can access teletherapy at Veteran and First Responder Healthcare (VFR Healthcare). Sessions are conducted through a HIPAA-compliant platform with licensed professionals. They accept most major commercial health insurance plans and are covering all copays and deductibles so there is no cost to people seeking their services. The number of covered sessions depends on your insurance plan. If you do not have benefits, they will work on developing a cost-free treatment plan, according to a spokesperson. You can sign up by email or by calling 800.530.1250.

Contact

Counseling Center
Haverhill A (next to Campus Safety)
562.907.4239
562.907.4218 (fax)
counselingcenter@whittier.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed daily from noon – 1 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 or call 911.