USC Hillel Counseling

Scheduling Your First Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call the USC Hillel Associate Director of Student Wellness, Rebecca Ruben, ASW at (213) 973-1201.


The services offered to students are confidential, with certain legally mandated exceptions. Therapy files are not part of USC records and cannot be accessed by parents, guardians, university personnel or faculty without the student's written permission if the student is 18 years of age or older. Additionally, your attendance cannot be verified without your written consent.

USC Hillel is proud to offer enrolled USC students free counseling services. We encourage students who feel they could benefit from counseling to schedule an appointment. 


Due to COVID-19, these services will be provided online until we can meet in person. We follow the USC Academic Calendar and are open Monday through Friday by appointment only with the exception of drop-in hours. We offer individual, group, and walk-in appointments as well as workshops on mindfulness and well-being. 

Counseling is a safe and supportive space to navigate life’s challenges, learn more about yourself, build coping skills, and deepen your relationships. Some common concerns that might bring you to therapy include: anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship challenges, identity questions, sexuality, perfectionism, and/or career concerns.

Parents, faculty, staff, and peers can refer students to counseling services. Due to confidentiality laws and policies, we cannot schedule an appointment for a student by a third party. A student who wishes to receive counseling services at USC Hillel must request services directly. If you wish to help a student, you are welcome to accompany a student to our office, or accompany the student while making a phone call to schedule an appointment.