LMU Burns Recreation Building, where SPS is located

SPS Mission Statement 

The department of Student Psychological Services is committed to facilitating student growth and development of the whole person by providing high quality, confidential psychological services that are ethical, culturally informed, and social-justice oriented to ensure the inclusivity and safety for students. 

Contact SPS

To contact Student Psychological Services at Loyola Marymount University or to make an appointment, call (310) 338-2868.

Emergency Contacts

In case of an emergency or crisis, contact:

  • On-Campus Emergencies: LMU Public Safety at (310) 338-2893
  • Off-Campus & Life-Threatening Emergencies: 911
  • National Sucide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

Office Hours

Monday 8am-6pm
Tuesday 8am-6pm
Wednesday 8am-7pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-5pm

*During the academic year: Monday and Tuesday office hours are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Office hours return to 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday on University academic holidays and during summer sessions.

SPS Office Location

Student Psychological Services is located on the second floor of the Burns Recreation Center, on the north side, directly above the Student Health Center. For those needing elevator access, an elevator is located at the rear entrance of the building.

Meet the SPS Staff

Our therapists have advanced degrees, training, and experience in clinical and counseling psychology. SPS is here to help students develop their full personal, social, and intellectual potential during your years at LMU. We also hope to help students adapt to life's many challenges and opportunities.

  • Kristin Linden, Ph.D., Director of Student Psychological Services
  • Mimi Hoang, Ph.D., Interim Training Coordinator
  • Rebecca Rutchick, Psy.D., Psychologist
  • Hung Tran, Psy.D., Psychologist
  • Viviana Vallin, LPCC, Staff Clinician
  • Alejandro Aguirre, LMFT, Staff Clinician
  • Angela Garland, Psy.D., Staff Clinician
  • Mark Papp, Psy.D., Staff Clinician
  • Jedd Alejandro, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Resident
  • Ben Gallenson, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Resident
  • Orlando Guneskere, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Resident 
  • Becca Okida, Health Educator/Referral Coordinator
  • Angie Perez, Senior Administrative Coordinator
  • Alan Reyes, Administrative Coordinator
  • Buster, Therapy Dog