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, crisis response and consultation.
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.
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.
Group therapy provides 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.
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.
SPS has a room dedicated for individual relaxation, meditation, and biofeedback. There are also a number of meditation programs students can utilize. Room can be reserved for 1/2 hour or full hour intervals.
Upon request, referrals are provided to off-campus mental health providers and, if indicated, for more intensive services.
SPS staff is available to the LMU community for educational presentations, workshops and project assistance. Contact SPS for more information.
Eligibility for Services
All currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, without charge, for SPS services. 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.
California law requires, that we disclose information, without your written permission 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