Welcome to the Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services

The Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services has been in operation since 1968. The center provides the broader Sacramento region affordable counseling and educational testing.

Services are offered during the academic year: September through December and February through May. If we cannot accommodate specific client needs, referrals to other services can be provided. The center is accessible to individuals with disabilities and there are several bus lines that service the campus. Services are by appointment only please call (916) 278-6252 for more information.

Center as a Training Facility

Counseling, testing and educationally related services are provided by advanced graduate students in the Department of Counselor Education and the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology in the College of Education.

The Center functions as a training center for graduate-level students while providing the community with accessible educational testing and counseling services. All school psychologist and counselor students are supervised by appropriately credentialed, licensed, or trained faculty.

Educational Testing

Services are offered to children and adolescents in kindergarten through 12th grades to identify learning problems. Test results and possible referrals are discussed to help establish appropriate educational programs. The Spring 2019 fee for diagnostic services is $300.00. Evaluation is also available to help identify students who might be eligible for Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) programs. The fee for GATE testing is $75.

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Counseling Services

The Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services, located on the California State University, Sacramento campus, welcomes all members of the Sacramento Area community for individual, couple and family counseling. We encourage you to use our services whatever your age, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, marital status or family situation. Single-parent and blended families, "traditional" and "non-traditional" families, married couples, domestic partners and individuals of any background and life situation are welcome. The center is not equipped to provide intensive psychiatric services. Counseling availability varies by semester.

Individual Counseling For adults or children who want assistance and skills in dealing with personal changes, emotional and social challenges, and other personal issues such as divorce/separation, depression, anger, and stress.

Couple Counseling Whether you are married, "coupled," or domestic partners, this is for those seeking to strengthen and improve their relationships or to work on unsatisfactory relationship issues.

Career Counseling Persons who would like assistance in learning how to make decisions and needing information or guidance for educational or career choices can receive counseling and appropriate referrals. Undergraduate students already admitted to CSUS who have questions regarding required courses or course sequencing should contact the CSUS Academic Advising office at 278-6351. Graduate students with similar questions should contact their CSUS faculty advisor (usually assigned by the student's individual department).

Rehabilitation Counseling Individuals with disabilities who are interested in receiving assistance and services regarding all areas of their life, including vocational testing. Guidance is provided with testing and assessments pertaining to individual career exploration, professional, academic and personal counseling, wellness strategies and other services as needed. This service is for clients 18 years and older.

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Language and Literacy Clinic

The Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services is piloting a language and literacy service starting Fall 2018. The fee for this service will be waived for the fall semester. The service includes reading diagnostic assessments as well as tutoring occurring two times per week. Tutoring involves reading readiness, reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing, spelling and word recognition issues. Assessments and evaluations investigate letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and comprehension. To learn more about the service please email the supervising faculty Dr. Porfirio Loeza (loeza@skymail.csus.edu) or Dr. Marcy Merrill (merrills@csus.edu).

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Phone (916) 278-6252 | Eureka Hall 421 | ccds@csus.edu

Fax (916) 278-3961

Center Hours: 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm

Summer Center Hours: 7:30am-12:00pm and 12:30pm-4:00pm


Clinic Director: Michael Levine

Clinic Coordinator: Alyssa Porter