Services for Students

LMU students walking through Palm Walk

Mental well-being is a key part of one's overall health. Student Psychological Services at Loyola Marymount University offers a number of confidential services for undergraduate and graduate students, including individual, couples, group, rapid response and consultation.

  • All currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for SPS services, virtually or in person, for no cost. If students do not show for an appointment without cancelling in advance, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, their student account will be charged $25.00.

  • Student Psychological Services offers licensed providers and a variety of services at no cost to help you in case you need mental health support.  

    Initial Consultation

    During your first visit, you will receive an initial consultation with one of our staff therapists. During this appointment, you and the therapist will discuss the reason you are seeking SPS service and together develop a plan to best meet your needs. Service options beyond the initial consultation include individual therapy, group counseling, skills workshops, referrals to on-campus resources, and referrals to off-campus providers.

    Individual Therapy

    Individual therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to facilitate change and improve emotional well-being. Many students become more self-aware and gain an understanding of how one's surroundings and experiences may influence behavior.

    Rapid Response

    A therapist is available during regular business hours, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, for students who are experiencing significant distress and cannot wait for an appointment. Rapid response is an intervention that can help students deal with their situations by offering immediate assistance and support. A need for a consultation with a therapist may arise when our office is closed. In these instances, students may contact the SPS main line at (310) 338-2868 and follow the prompt to speak to our After-Hour therapist. Those using the After-Hour service will receive a follow-up call the next business day from an SPS staff member.

    Couples & Marital Therapy

    Couples therapy is used to explore relationship patterns, decrease couple distress and explore the couple's relationship through problem solving, better communication and shared responsibility.

    Wellness Groups and Workshops

    Our Wellness Groups and Workshops provide a space for discussing shared concerns and experiences leading to personal growth. Many groups target a specific concern, for example, anxiety and how to increase one's coping strategies and gain new perspectives. To see what groups and workshops we offer, please visit Wellness Groups and Workshops.

    Other Services

    SPS staff and/or the Wellness Educators (peer to peer) is available to the LMU community for educational presentations, workshops and project assistance. Contact SPS for more information.

  • Student Psychological Services offers licensed providers and a variety of services at no cost to help you in case you need mental health support.  


    LMU offers virtual care support, from anywhere. SPS TimelyCare offers licensed providers to help you in case you need mental health support. TimelyCare, a teletherapy program available to LMU students, delivers access to 24/7 mental virtual health care from anywhere in the U.S., at no cost. Whether you're anxious or overwhelmed, you will be able to talk to a licensed provider from your smartphone or any web-enabled device. Learn more about TimelyCare here.

  • If you are interested in off-campus mental health providers, the resources below may helpful, especially during COVID-19 for out-of-state students who cannot access SPS therapist, who are only licensed in California.

    1. How to Use Your Insurance

    2. Finding the Right Therapist for You

    3. TeleHealth Resources

    4. Psychology Today - Click HERE to find a therapist in California or your state!

    5. Psychiatry: Pacific Coast Psychiatry Associates (California ONLY)

    6. Psychiatry: Click HERE to find doctors in your network

  • Mental Healthcare:

    The following *Behavioral Health Televideo Providers are available to students with the school endorse Aetna plan; depending on which state they live in:

    • *MDLIVE provides services to members in all 50 states and accepts patients age 10 and older. To register and schedule a session, call 1-855-824-2170 or go to
    • *Inpathy provides services to members who live in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Virginia and accepts patients age 14 and older. The toll-free number for Inpathy is 1-800-442-8938 or go to

    *Arcadian/Telemynd provides services to members who live in all states not covered by Inpathy and accepts patients age 18 and older. The toll-free number for Arcadian/Telemynd is 1-866-991-2103.

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  • Getting help can start with a free and confidential assessment available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The brief screenings below may assist students to determine if they or someone they care about should connect with a mental health professional. These screenings are educational, not diagnostic.

    Take one of the online, anonymous self-assessments below:

    Questions about the self-assessments? Call Student Psychological Services at (310) 338-2868.

  • Therapy Route - Helplines, Suicide Hotlines, and Crisis Lines From Around the World

    International Help Center - Suicide Hotlines for Every Country

    International Therapist Directory

  • California law requires, even without your written permission, that we disclose information when it relates to the following situations:

    • If a student intends to seriously harm themselves or others
    • If a student discusses a situation where a minor, dependent adult, or an elderly person appears to be at significant risk of abuse
    • If a student discusses a situation where the distribution, creation and / or consumption of child pornography is involved to include sexting (i.e., exchanging semi-nude and or nude photographs) with an underage minor, including yourself.
    • If we are court ordered by a judge to release records