We recognize that college is a challenging time for many students. Soka’s commitment to student success involves helping students navigate and grow from these challenges.

For some of you, coming to Soka may be your first time living away from home. For others, you may be leaving one academic community and adjusting to a new “home” at Soka. As a student you may be asking yourself important questions about relationships, career, identity, and similar issues. We understand these dilemmas to be a normal part of development in adults. This is why Soka provides on-campus counseling free to students.

Our counselor offers assistance with:

  • establishing and maintaining relationships 
  • coping with anxiety and depression 
  • adjusting to changing roles as a young adult 
  • family of origin issues 
  • dealing with loss
  • meeting new academic demands
  • adjusting to life in the United States

Tele-health Counseling Options:

In addition to on-campus counseling, Soka University partners with two organizations that offer tele-health counseling support to students.

Ayana Therapy is an organization that seeks to match students with a counselor of a similar identity. Using a comprehensive intake questionnaire, Ayana provides a list of licensed counselors students may see via text, phone, or video appointments. To connect with Ayana, a link is available on the internal Soka Portal for current students. Ayana Therapy is only available to students in the United States. More information can be found at www.ayanatherapy.com 

My SSP. My Student Support Program is a smartphone app that provides both emergency crisis counseling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as the ability for students to schedule on-going phone or video appointments with a licensed counselor. My SSP is available to all Soka student both in the United States, as well as internationally. More information, including links to download the app, can be found at myssp.app 

Meet Your Counselor