By Aimee Villalpando |Staff Writer|
The Community Counseling Center currently has openings for children, adolescents, and adult clients from campus and the Inland Empire community who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life changes, and other issues.
For more than 30 years the CSUSB Community Counseling Center has counseled or referred more than 10,000 people.
Since its opening, in 1973, the Counseling Center has run on the Academic calendar.
The Center is staffed by qualified CSUSB graduate students and is supervised by faculty, who are licensed psychologists.
The Center offers long-term counseling on a sliding fee scale of $5-$15 per session, which can be waived if someone cannot afford to pay.
Precautions are taken to preserve confidentiality for clients by locking the entrance doors at all times.
Additionally, all information pertaining to clients and their cases are kept in a locked cabinet in a filing room with restricted access.
To ensure correct counseling practices are implemented, each counseling room has a camera which records each session so supervisors can assist graduate students in offering professional-quality counseling.
Clinic assistant, Cadisha Gravesande, who is in her second year with the program, said this clinic “separates us from the rest” of the Psychology departments on other university campuses.
“The best thing that the program offered me was the experience to see clients because many masters programs don’t offer their training therapists that experience,” said Gravesande.
Dr. Edward Teyber, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Psychology, has served as the Director of the Counseling Center since 1979.
The length of counseling is not limited or obligating, according to Dr. Teyber. He encourages interested individuals to schedule an appointment to utilize the services.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Community Counseling Center at 909-537-5569.