Location and Hours:

Hours of Operation:
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Appointment availability changes each semester, according to the schedules of our therapists. Counseling appointments are usually available Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm. Therapists may also be available for appointments on Saturdays.

Counseling services are available to all active students of Vanguard University’s Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Studies Programs.

Appointments may be requested online, in person or by calling (714) 662-5256.
In emergency situations, call 911.

The Counseling Center is located on the 1st floor in Smith Hall.

Vanguard University Counseling Center
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 662-5256


Upcoming Events:

Finals Retreat: Occurs the first day of finals week in both the fall and spring semesters. Event is 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on the Heath Lawn.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, May 1, 2017

Therapy Groups: Occur in the spring semester.
Anxiety No More
February 2 – April 27, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Scott 128

Thrive Workshops: Occur from 10:00 am -10:50 am in the Great Commission Hall located in the Heath building.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Let’s Talk About Relationships

Monday, March 6, 2017
Hearing God’s Voice

Monday, April 10th, 2017
Life After College

About Us:

Mission Statement:

The Vanguard University Counseling Center (VUCC) exists to empower individuals to live a more productive, responsible and holistic Christian lifestyle through Christian care, compassion, professional competence and shared knowledge.

It is within this atmosphere of love and God’s grace that VUCC assists students in identifying and understanding negative emotions and destructive behaviors that are the result of life’s problems. This process fosters change and growth by helping students develop new habits, which contribute to productive and healthy living.

One task of VUCC is to provide effective clinical services while equipping future Christian professionals. Therefore, the Counseling Center serves as a training ground for doctoral students in Psychology, as well as graduate students in Marriage and Family Therapy. VUCC provides intensive supervision and evaluation of its clinicians by licensed therapists.

Students come to the Vanguard University Counseling Center (VUCC) for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for help in coping with the pressures associated with a challenging academic environment or adjustment to college life. Others want to learn how to be more effective in developing, negotiating, or maintaining relationships with others. Counseling can be beneficial for students who are feeling depressed or anxious, as well as those who want to examine their beliefs or explore their current life situation.

VUCC offers students the opportunity to look at themselves and their environment and to change the way they think, feel, and behave so that they can make the most of their time at Vanguard University. VUCC provides free services to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and SPS students. These services include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Training and educational workshops

To schedule an appointment or get additional information, please contact us. (VUCC discourages the use of email to communicate with our office, as the confidentiality of these messages cannot be guaranteed.) In emergency situations, first call 911 and then contact the Department of Campus Safety.