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.
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.