Student Resources

Wellness Center

Our Mission

The mission of the Wellness Center is to provide services that improve the emotional health and overall well-being of the University’s students. A holistic, culturally-sensitive approach is taken, emphasizing physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Services Provided

  • Individual Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Support Groups
  • Outreach Programs

Counseling Services

Counseling is available at no additional cost to students who are currently enrolled at UWest.

During a time of need, talking to someone who is objective can be extremely helpful. UWest’s counseling services are safe, nonjudgmental and private.

During your first visit, a licensed professional will listen to your concerns and help you explore your options. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain personal well-being so that you can continue to focus on your academic journey.

How to Schedule Appointments

To schedule an appointment, contact Jaydee Tumambing Hughes, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist or Jenny Hannah, Registered Marriage Family Therapist Intern.

Jaydee Tumambing Hughes
Email: jaydeeh@uwest.edu
Telephone: (626) 571-8811 x452

Jenny Hannah
Email: jennyh@uwest.edu
Telephone: (626) 571-8811 x453

Room: ED217
Hours:

  • Wednesday
    • 12:30-3:30pm     (Jenny)
  • Thursday
    • 12:30-2:30pm     (Jaydee)
    • 1:30-3:30pm       (Jenny)

Alternative Counseling Options

Should a student desire a different type of counseling, stress reduction or spiritual care, Rev. Monica Sanford, M.Div., is an additional on-campus resource.

Email: monicas@uwest.edu
Telephone: (626) 571-8811 x350
Room: AD139

Regardless of which counsel you seek, feel free to drop-in. Appointments are recommended, and students of any or no religious affiliation are warmly welcomed!

Emergencies

The Wellness Center keeps a list of referrals and resources for students regarding various mental health issues/crisis. If you are in contact with a student that may be in psychiatric crisis and need immediate attention here are resources to contact:

  1. 911 – for immediate life-threatening medical/psychiatric emergency
  2. Los Angeles County Mental Health/Crisis Line – 1 (800) 854-7771
  3. BHC Alhambra Hospital – (626) 286-1191 (24 hours a day and 7 days a week confidential assessments with a counselor by telephone are available at no cost. Free face to face assessments for inpatient/outpatient services are available by appointment, please call 1 (800) 235-5570)
  4. Suicide Prevention Crisis Center – (310) 391-1253
  5. Assaults Against Women Hotline – (310) 392-8381