Counseling Services

Embedded Counseling

As part of an effort to increase partnership with cultural and academic-based communities of students at USC, Counseling and Mental Health Services in USC Student Health have designated the following embedded counselors and liaisons for mental health outreach and development of relationships with members of the community. Embedded counselors provide therapy services during their weekly schedules for their populations; liaisons work with program leads to develop programs that are responsive to the community’s needs. Both roles focus on community engagement, outreach, and prevention needs. Social justice, mental health, wellbeing, connectedness, and resiliency are typically the focus while increasing help seeking behaviors, decreasing stigma, and increase accessibility.

Mary Weber, LMFT, Embedded Counselor, LGBTQ+ Student Center

Matthew Brinkley, Psy.D., Embedded Counselor LGBTQ+ Student Center

For a full list of embedded counselors and liaisons supporting USC’s diverse student community, please visit the CMH website.

Support Groups

Students who are interested in joining group counseling may use MySHR (in the “messages” section) to submit a Counseling Group Interest Form. For more information about other counseling groups offered by Counseling and Mental Health, please visit the CMH website.

Gender Spectrum

Wednesdays 2:00-3:30pm
Led by Mary Weber, LMFT, and Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW

A supportive space to talk with other students about life and issues related to gender identity. Topics are based on students’ interest and can include exploring your identity; trust and relationships; dealing with cisgenderism or internalized transphobia; coping with stresses of campus life; transitioning and (hormones; coming out; dating; family and societal expectations; and life in general.)

Queer and Questioning

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm
Led by Matthew Brinkley, PsyD, LMFT

This group addresses life and relationship issues related to sexual orientation. Talk openly with other students about being pansexual, asexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or other sexual identities. Topics are based on students’ interest and can include exploring your identity; trust and relationships; dealing with hetero-sexism or internalized homophobia; dating; family and societal expectations; and self-esteem.