Residential Life { Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management }

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Residential Life Counseling Program

Residential Life Counseling Program offers confidential mental health services to the Residential Community. The summary of services offered in Residential Life include:

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is an informal, confidential, and completely free brief consultation. Services are offered on a drop-in basis at the locations and during the hours listed below. No appointment is necessary and no topic is off limits. Here’s a sample of issues students came in to get support for:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress
  • Sadness/Depression
  • Difficulty adjusting to school
  • Academic pressures
  • Family problems
  • Financial struggles
  • Sexuality concerns

Let's Talk Locations and Hours in 2016/2017

Monday & Wednesday:
12pm - 1pm: Office off Mary Ward Lobby
4pm - 5pm: Office in Mary Park Lounge

1pm - 2pm: Office Across from Village Market

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Office off Towers Lobby

Clinical Counseling Appointments

You can schedule an appointment with the Residential Life Clinical Counselor by calling (415) 405-4415. If it is an emergency, you should contact University Policy at (415) 338-2222 or get in touch with your RA or AC for assistance. The Counselor is located in our Housing Business Office (attached to Mary Ward Hall) and is available Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on.


If you are a student, staff, faculty or family members who is concerned about the mental health of a student living in Residential Life, consultation is available. You can call the Residential Life Clinical Counselor at 415-405-4415 who can help problem solve and offer resources for the person of concern or the concerned person. Please note that the Clinical Counselor is bound by confidentiality and cannot disclose client information.


The Residential Life Clinical Counselor also offers groups depending on resident demand. In Spring 2017 an 8-week Body Positive Discussion Group will be offered for people who are interested in exploring body image issues. The Body Positive Discussion Group was developed to help liberate people from self-hatred and instead value their beauty and identity while re-connecting with innate body wisdom for a more balanced, joyful relationship with their whole selves. If you are interested in this group please call Karla Castillo at 415-405-4415 or email at

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