Counseling Center

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For mental health emergencies, please contact Campus Safety at 562.907.4211 or 911. 

The Whittier College Counseling Center is temporarily providing telehealth (virtual) counseling services for students. Call or email the Counseling Center to schedule an appointment for personal counseling. Notify the Counseling Center of any counselor preference you may have when making your appointment.

Mental Health Support and 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

  • 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.

Tele-therapy and Online Groups

  • HealthiestYou offers free services covered under the UHCSR insurance plan. Services are available to students not enrolled in the College's insurance plan for a fee of approximately $40 to $85.

  • Hillside Wellness: free groups for residents of California, thru July 1. Three free sessions ($25 for more) for individual, couples, or family.

  • 7 Cups offers free, emotional support through online chats with trained listeners, available 24/7. On-line therapy is $150 per month.

  • Support Groups Central for free/low-cost virtual support groups.

  • Pelican Cove  will offer low/no-income individual/family therapy in the Los Angeles area. 

  • A COVID-19 anxiety support group and general support group, led by therapists on Facebook.

  • Open Path Collective is committed to offering affordable ($30-60) online or in-person appointments.

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.

  • The First Responder & Healthcare Professional Support Program aims to attend to responders' acute stress/ mental health concerns, connecting them in their local area.

Contact

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

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed daily from noon – 1:00 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.