Counseling

CalArts provides the students with counseling services at no cost throughout the school year. 

Counselors Melissa Shepherd-Williams, MFT, Rande Dorn, AMFT and Cecilia Blauvelt, AMFT, have experience and skills ideally suited for CalArts students.

Registered students are allowed 12 individual counseling sessions per school year. The counseling staff can also provide workshops and information on a wide variety of issues and are available to help coordinate student self-help groups. 

In addition they can make referrals to outside professionals and agencies when appropriate, such as when longer-term therapy is indicated.

Contact the counselors:
Melissa Shepherd-Williams
661-253-7871

Rande Dorn
661-253-7873

Cecilia Blauvelt 
661-291-3446