COVID-19 Update At this time, counseling services with the On-Campus Psychological Counseling Office and the Student Psychological Services (SPS) on the Westchester Campus are only offered remotely. On-Campus Psychological Counseling Office The On-Campus Psychological Counseling Office provides free counseling and referral services to all enrolled students at Loyola Law School. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore your personal concerns in a safe, confidential environment. On-Campus Psychological Counseling Office Casassa Building, 5th Floor, Room 502 (213) 736-1122 Appointments Call (213) 736-1122 to schedule a time to meet. If your call transfers to voicemail, leave your name and number, and we will call you back as soon as possible. When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, have a seat in the waiting room. By pressing the call indicator light, your counselor will be notified that you have arrived and will greet you at your scheduled appointment time. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, call any time prior to your scheduled appointment and leave a message. This gives us more flexibility to be available for other students. Hours Monday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Dr. Douglas) Tuesday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Dr. Douglas) Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Dr. Douglas) 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Dr. Liu) The Office is closed during Law School holidays and between semesters. Psychologists Dr. Michael Douglas Dr. Michael Douglas is a clinical psychologist who received his doctorate from Syracuse University in upstate New York. While at Syracuse, he spent many years at the on-campus psychological services center where he conducted therapy with college and graduate students, as well as individuals and families in the community. In Los Angeles, Dr. Douglas has worked in a variety of settings including child and family clinics and residential facilities. Most recently he has worked with college students at UCLA’s on-campus student psychological service center. Dr. Douglas provides psychotherapy to clients with a variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, substance use, self-harm, eating issues, loss, trauma, and LGBT issues. He practices from an insight oriented and solution focused perspective and incorporates stress reducing mind-body techniques into his work. Alongside his work with the Loyola Law students, Dr. Douglas currently maintains a private practice in West LA and Downtown. Dr. Angela Liu Dr. Angela Liu is a licensed psychologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She received extensive training from several well-known agencies and centers in the area including: the UCLA Autism Project, Airport Marina Counseling Service, Dorothy Kirby Center, Glendale Adventist Hospital, and Enki Health & Research Systems, Inc. Dr. Liu pursued a career in psychology because she wishes to help people improve their emotional wellbeing, build meaningful relationships, and acquire internal strength to cope with life and life's challenges. Since 2000, Dr. Liu has provided mental health services for adolescents and adults in the Los Angeles area with diverse backgrounds, experiences and needs in a variety of settings. Today, Dr. Liu sees clients at her private practice located in Pasadena. Over the years, she has developed the requisite skills to provide psychotherapy and crisis intervention for adults and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She utilizes therapy as a vehicle for change, helping clients understand the effects of past experiences and invites them to move towards a resolution so that life can be enjoyed more fully. Student Psychological Services (SPS) on the Westchester Campus Student Psychological Services (SPS) 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Burns Recreation Center (North Side of Building, 2nd Floor) (310) 338-2868 Loyola Law School students also have access to Student Psychological Services (SPS) on the Westchester Campus. SPS at Loyola Marymount University provides confidential individual and group therapy; walk-in consultations; emergency psychological services; and psycho-educational outreach programming. SPS also offers psychological consultation to students, faculty, staff or parents who are concerned about a student. There is no charge for our services. SPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. Schedule a confidential appointment by calling (310) 338-2868. When scheduling your appointment, students must have their Loyola Law School Student ID number ready. SPS has a limited number of counseling appointments available; therefore, we encourage you to keep your scheduled appointments. If you cannot keep an appointment, please cancel by calling our office at (310) 338-2868 at least 24 hours before the appointment (you may leave a message on our voice mail if you call after office hours or on weekends). If you do not show for an appointment without cancelling in advance, or cancel with less than 24 hours-notice, your student account will be charged $25.00. Virtual Support Groups & Wellness Workshops Students may receive and lend support through a variety of therapy and discussion groups. Facilitated by LMU SPS, Loyola Law School students can connect with other students in the university in safe, virtual spaces. There are groups for graduate students and first-generation students. There are affinity-based groups for LGBTQ+ students, Latinx and Afro Latinx students, Black women, and Asian and Pacific Islander women. There are also groups for those seeking coping strategies and ways to improve their relationship with their body and food. Meeting times and sign-up instructions are available here. LMU SPS is also hosting virtual, single-session programs to teach students skills and techniques to bolster their wellness. Led by the professionals at LMU SPS, students can learn how to manage their anxiety, build resilience, cope with their struggles with perfectionism, practice better sleep hygiene, and communicate and resolve conflicts with their partners. Workshop dates and sign-up instructions are available here. Understanding the unique challenges that law students face, the Office of Student Affairs is also organizing programs specific to Loyola Law School students. Visiting clinicians will facilitate virtual gatherings catered to the needs and anxieties of the students in our community. Check your Loyola Law School email inbox for announcements about future programs. Aetna Mental Health Doctors Those with SHIP may view the list of Aetna mental health doctors accepting patients (note: this list is subject to change). Timely Care TimelyCare teletherapy delivers access to 24/7 virtual mental health care from anywhere in the U.S. at no cost. Whether you’re anxious or overwhelmed, you will be able to talk to a licensed provider from your smartphone or any web-enabled device at no cost throughout the 2022-23 year for all enrolled LLS students. TimelyCare offers: No cost, on-demand support available 24/7, all year; Support from counselors via phone or secure video platform; Service care options from a licensed mental health professional include individual and consultations; Enrollment at lmu.edu/timelycare. Because there are many ways to achieve mental wellness, SPS’s goal is to offer accessible services so each student can easily find a path that works best for them, in-person or virtual. SPS offers the following in-person mental health services and resources: Individual therapy – a collaborative process between a therapist and client to improve emotional well-being. Couples therapy – explores a couple’s relationship through problem-solving, better communication, and shared responsibility. Wellness Groups and Workshops – lead students in discussion around concerns and experiences leading to personal growth. Rapid Response – A therapist is available during regular business hours, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., for students experiencing significant distress and cannot wait for an appointment. Wellness Educators –a peer-to-peer program sponsored by SPS, facilitating discussion through presentations and workshops, hosting tabling events on mental health topics, and reducing stigma associated with mental illness. WEs are trained and supervised by SPS staff, raise awareness of SPS and other wellness resources. TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) TAO is an online platform where students are able to obtain self-help resources. TAO provides interventions for anxiety, depression and mindfulness and tools to increase well-being. All members of Loyola Law School have access by signing onto TAO with their Loyola Law School email. TAO Login TAO Sign-Up Page Emergency Telephone Numbers & Resources Call 911 or go to your nearest hospital for life threatening emergencies. Emergency Response Call 911 Referrals to Clinics, Shelters, Medical Needs, etc. Human Services Hotline Call 211 Alcoholism & Addiction Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Worldwide, Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Central Office of Los Angeles (323) 936-4343 National Helpline for Substance Abuse & Mental Health (800) 662-4357 Child Abuse Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453 LA County Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline (800) 540-4000 Coronavirus & Disaster Distress National Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985-5990 Domestic Violence National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233 Mental Health LA County Mental Health Access Hotline (800) 854-7771 National Helpline for Substance Abuse & Mental Health (800) 662-4357 Poison Poison Control (800) 222-1222 Rape & Sexual Assault National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673 Rape Treatment Center (424) 359-7208 Suicide National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 Hospitals While we have listed a few Los Angeles area facilities below, call 211 for facilities and services closest to you.* Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 423-3277 (310) 423-9722 (Psychiatric Services) Hospital of the Good Samaritan 1225 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 977-2121 Huntington Hospital 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 397-5000 (800) 310-9855 (Psychiatric Services) LAC+USC Medical Center (for those without medical insurance) 2051 Marengo Street, Los Angeles CA 90033 (323) 409-1000 Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-9111 (310) 825-2111 (Emergency Department) (800) 825-9989 (Psychiatric Services) * The facilities above are listed for informational purposes only and do not serve as endorsements by Loyola Law School or Loyola Marymount University.