If you are a staff or faculty member who is in need of counseling services or other support for yourself, please visit the Caltech Staff and Faculty Consultation Center.
If you have an outreach request, please fill out the Outreach Request Form.
View our Media Kit to download digital versions of our flyers and brochures to share with your students.
Campus Resource Guide 2018-2019 - This is a curated guide of the many campus resources available to Caltech students. We hope you find it helpful!
At the Counseling Center, we consult regularly with faculty and staff about students of concern. If you want to talk about one of your students, please call us at (626) 395-8331 and ask for a consultation. Below, we also link to our guide to helping a student in distress. If you're a faculty or staff member seeking counseling services for yourself, please visit the Caltech Staff and Faculty Consultation Center.
The Caltech Counseling Center is committed to helping graduate and undergraduate students achieve academic excellence and enjoy a rewarding experience while studying at Caltech. We realize that while most students cope successfully with the challenges these years bring, a number of students find the various pressures of life stressful—sometimes to the point of interfering with their academic studies and emotional well-being. As faculty members, staff, and advisors, you may encounter these distressed students in your offices or classrooms. Many of these students have not sought any psychological help. Thus, your role can be a crucial one in identifying and referring students who are in distress. We hope the following information is useful in helping you with this process.
- Crisis Situations
- Emergencies and Acute Crisis Situations
- Students in Distress But Not in Immediate Danger
- The Student with Drug or Alcohol Problems
- The Depressed Student
- The Anxious or Shy Student
- Other Kinds of Problems
- How to Make a Referral to the Counseling Center
Occupational Therapy Services:
For staff and faculty who work with our students on a daily basis, please know that occupational therapy is a free service to all students and we encourage you to utilize us as an additional resource. Occupational therapy examines roles, habits, routines, values, and the environment around you, in order to meet your individualized needs.
Common topics students bring up include:
- Academics: time management, planning and organization, goal setting, improving focus, productivity, procrastination
- Physical Health: sleep, self-care, healthy eating, engaging in physical activity
- Mental Health: managing stress and anxiety, functioning with non-visible disabilities, work-life balance
- Life Coaching: motivation, decision-making, problem-solving, accountability, exploring values and goals
- Transitions: adjusting to campus life, post-graduation plans, changes in roles or expectations
Students do not require any additional referral in order to see an occupational therapist. If you feel that a student you are working with may benefit from our services, referring them is as simple as encouraging them to schedule an appointment online through the Student Health Portal or by calling (626) 395-8331.If you are interested in a custom talk or workshop for your group, please fill out the Outreach Request Form.