Our experienced team of counselors are committed to helping every student reach their educational and life goals! Counseling and advising services available year round at the Pu’uloa (Pearl City) and Wai’anae-Moku campuses to provide students with personalized academic advising, career exploration and planning, and support for personal concerns.
Support with choosing or changing your major, creating an educational plan to graduation and/or transfer, help navigating STAR, student success strategies, and counseling for unsatisfactory academic progress status (UAP).
Counselors can guide you through the career and life planning process. Learn about your interests, abilities, goals, and values to assist you in learning about the world of work.
If you are uncertain why you are in college and undecided about a major or career, we can help you gather and interpret information to assist you in your career planning.
Counselors can help with:
- Identifying interests, skills, values, and personality preferences that can determine a career direction
- Identifying appropriate courses and major(s) to fulfill academic and career goals
- Referring you to appropriate campus resources
You might also be interested in:
Feeling Overwhelmed? Overburdened? Not sure where to turn?
Free resource and support services:
- “Kū Makani – The Hawai’i Resiliency Project”
The Hawai‘i Department of Health, in collaboration with CARE Hawaii, launched a new crisis counseling assistance program that offers counseling, education, information, and resource navigation while promoting healthy coping, empowerment, and resilience. Services are available for children, teenagers, and adults. Trained crisis counselors are located on each major island, including staff bilingual in Ilokano, Spanish, Hawaiian, Tongan, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese, Palauan, and Samoan
You can access “Kū Makani” by calling Hawai‘i CARES at 1-800-753-6879 and selecting option #1. Mon-Fri and state holidays 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sat-Sun 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Psychologist at Leeward CC and UH West O‘ahu
Should you need to talk to someone about mental health and wellness during this time, please contact us via phone (808) 689-2661 or email.
You can also schedule an online meeting with a mental health professional. As always, there is no charge for treatment, there is no treatment caps, and insurance is not needed for Leeward students.
Schedule a Zoom session
- UH Confidential Advocate
The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.
*UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page.
To reach Leeward's Advocate, call (808) 348-0432 or send an email.
- Veterans Affairs Clinical Psychologist
The Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program serves as part of the on-campus face of the VA to address the unique needs of Veterans in college.
Please reach the VITAL Mental Health Contact through email.
- Other Online Resources
O'ahu Campuses: If you're experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by confinement, economic stress and health insecurity--reach out to us.
- Campus Survivor Advocacy Program Services (CSAP) advocates available to our O'ahu students and employees Mon-Fri 8am-5pm by phone and email.
- If you would like to work with a specific advocate, please refer to the CSAP advocate schedule and contact list
- DVAC Helpline: (808) 531-3771 (8:30a-4:30p, M-F) or the DV Hotline: (808)526-2200 (24/7)