Counseling & Human Development Center
The Counseling & Human Development Center (CHDC) (click here for map) provides USC students a safe place to speak privately with a trained counselor about a variety of concerns. These may include stress, anxiety, loneliness, depression, relationship difficulties, questions about identity, eating concerns, substance use concerns, sexuality concerns, managing an existing mental health condition, or any other issue. We offer a range of personal and mental health counseling and psychological services.
Our multi-disciplinary team of professional mental health care providers includes licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers, and supervised trainees in psychology, counseling, and social work.*
All counseling at the Student Health Services Counseling & Human Development Center is confidential. Health care records are completely separate from all other university records. CHDC staff members confer with one another and with other SHS healthcare providers as needed to provide integrated care for you. In the event of your treatment at a hospital, SHS and the hospital will share relevant health information for continuity of care. Otherwise, the CHDC will not release information about you without your written permission, except as authorized or required by law, or in our judgment as necessary to protect you or others from a serious threat to health or safety.
Values in Diversity
We believe for a campus community to be truly healthy, it must be guided by the values of multicultural inclusion, respect and equality. We support all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, illness or sexual orientation. We encourage the campus community to be actively involved in the struggle to end oppression, to prevent intolerance and take action to eradicate injustice.
Our clients with diverse backgrounds often come to see us for a wide range of questions and issues. Client concerns might include:
- Isolation as a member of a minority group on campus
- Adjustment to new and unique cultural and social customs
- Separation from family and friends
- Language and communication with other students and faculty
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
American Psychological Association (Doctoral Internship Program)