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Counseling Center

Our Mission

The mission of the California Baptist University Counseling Center is to provide professionally competent and personally compassionate care for the individuals, couples, and families who come to us for counseling services. Our heart is to provide these services with a Christ-centered approach and biblically-focused worldview.

Further, we are dedicated to facilitating the healing of emotional distress and promoting personal growth and development of individuals, marriages, and families.

We are also committed to being an education and training resource, first to the California Baptist University Marriage and Family Therapy (M.F.T.) Graduate Program and to the community by providing interested churches, schools, and groups with speakers, seminars, and training programs.

Counseling Center Director: Jeff Biddle, LMFT

Our Purpose

The Counseling Center serves a two-fold purpose: to provide counseling services to the California Baptist University community, and to provide supervision and training to practicum students in the Counseling Psychology graduate program.

The college years are a time of growth and transition during which students are confronted with many questions about self, religious faith, relationships, and future plans. The Counseling Center exists to assist students in achieving their personal, social, spiritual, academic, and career goals through professional, confidential services including individual and group counseling, workshops, behavioral self-help, referrals, and crises intervention.

How to Make an Appointment with a Therapist

(Note: This information is for psychological counseling. For academic counseling, go to advising@calbaptist.edu or call 951/343-4567.)

To make an appointment to speak with a therapist, please click on "Request a First-Time Appointment" or call the Counseling Center at 951/689-1120. If calling after business hours, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

  • Appointments are 50 minutes long and begin on the hour.
  • Your appointment will be kept confidential.
  • If you need to cancel an appointment, please give 24 hours' advance notice.

Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fridays 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location

3510 Adams St. (located in the southwest corner of Lancer Plaza facing Diana Ave.)

Online screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating concerns, or problems with alcohol are now available. Click on "Self-Assessment" to complete a short screening that will indicate whether you would benefit from a professional consultation.