USC Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services

Extending Mental Health Support for USC Students

At the USC Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services (PBHS) clinic, we understand the wide range of challenges that may impact our students’ mental health as they navigate life on campus.

Whether you need support with managing anxiety, depression or another diagnosis, our team of specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate psychiatric care, therapy and case management services. Our clinic, which is staffed by culturally informed and diverse faculty, offers greater access to intermediate and long-term, solution-focused, evidence-based care for more complex conditions.

We are dedicated to extending the reach of mental health services for all of our students, and we will work in partnership with you to create a treatment plan that fits your specific needs.

Conditions We Treat

Our team offers expert clinical care for a wide range of mental health conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Psychosis
  • Substances Abuse Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Other Conditions

Treatments We Offer

Our multidisciplinary team provides specialized, evidence-based psychiatric care and treatment options.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Medication Management
  • Neuromodulation
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

A Network of Support

As part of our commitment to offer unified care across the USC campuses, our multidisciplinary team works in close collaboration with USC Student Health and other organizations on campus, including the Office of Student Accessibility Services, USC Campus Support and Intervention, USC Department of Public Safety and The Haven Outpatient Center.

How to Receive Care at Our Clinic

Access to our clinic’s psychiatric medical care and counseling services is available through a referral process and will require medical insurance verification. Most students are referred to our clinic by their care team at USC Student Health, as well as other organizations on campus. The following insurance information is important to know.

USC Student Health Insurance Plan (Provided Through Aetna)

An initial evaluation and referral by USC Student Health is required. A $10 or 10% co-pay or co-insurance may be required, depending on the service. For more insurance information, click here.

Insurance Other Than USC Student Health Insurance Plan

You can self-refer to our clinic or obtain a referral from USC Student Health. The cost of care will vary, depending on each health insurance plan.

Medi-Cal

Currently, recipients of Medi-Cal are not covered for care; however, USC Student Health can connect students with Medi-Cal providers. Students with Medi-Cal can also receive care through USC Student Health’s counseling and mental health program.

  • Sara Hout, LMFT
  • Jack Wysocki, LCSW
  • Grey Sanchez, LCSW
  • Cassandra Pentzien, PHD
  • Andrew Chen, LMFT
  • Paul Zawacki, LCSW
  • Shannon Dunn, PHD, LCSW
  • Kafi Metoyer, LMFT
  • Linda Heang, LCSW

Our Location

USC Engemann Student Health Center Building

1031 W. 34th St., Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 764-2800
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