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In todays hectic world, the competing demands of work and family life can be more challenging than ever. The USC Center for Work and Family Life (CWFL) is a one-stop destination dedicated to helping you maintain a balance between your personal and professional lives.

We provide integrated services for the USC faculty/staff community and their families designed to support you throughout your work experience at USC. We understand that everyone has unique needs and faces different challenges. Whether you need support coping with personal or relationship issues, workplace conflict, a referral for dependent care or a workshop on stress management, you'll find the help you seek from one of our dedicated and highly trained professional staff members.

Our core services include brief, solution focused counseling for a wide range of personal and work-related concerns, consultative support for faculty, managers and departments, as well as a variety of programs and services targeted to help you find and preserve a healthy work-life balance. We also maintain an extensive network of additional resources for referral, both at USC and in the community.

2-Minute CWFL Overview

Here is a brief and informative video about our services, an interview with CWFL Executive Director John Gaspari, LCSW.

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Winner: 2014 National Award Winner
(American Psychological Association)

Winner: 2013 Best Practices Honoree
(American Psychological Association)

Winner: 2012 State Award Winner
(California Psychological Association)

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Noteworthy Events

April Workshop

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Healthy You = Healthy Relationship
A two part workshop on attachment, relationships, and becoming the best version of yourself


Part 1: Wednesday April 19th from 12pm—1:20pm
(must attend part 1 to attend part 2)

Part 2: Wednesday April 26th from 12pm—1:20pm


CWFL (UPC) 3535 S Figueroa St, Suite 202 (2nd floor)




Andrea Bardack, LCSW, CEAP has 20 years of counseling and consultation experi- ence. Andrea has significant counseling experience with issues such as relationship enhancement, personal growth, depression and anxiety, and health/wellness concerns.

Melody Aminpour is a second year graduate student at USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, with a concentration in Community Organizing and Business Innovations. Her current focus is program development for LGBTQIA+ and female populations.

Download flyer here



CWFL Announces On-Site Services at USC Center Downtown

USC Center Downtown

CWFL will begin offering on-site services at USC Center--Downtown every Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm--room to be announced. The first date of services there is July 7th.

If being based downtown leaves you feeling removed or distant from services at USC, then the Center for Work and Family Life would like to help you feel more connected.

Even if Thursdays are not a convenient day for you to meet with our staff downtown, our Figueroa Building office is physically closer than almost every other service of this kind, and can be accessed through a short shuttle ride, a secure video conference, or a private phone call.

The Center for Work and Family Life is committed to providing meaningful support in a safe and confidential setting, free of charge and readily accessible to all USC faculty, staff, and their benefits-eligible dependents.

To consult with one of our Licensed Professional Staff, call us today at (213) 821-0800, or email us at





Archive of CWFL in the News

We have created an archive of our most noteworthy events and happenings in our new WorkLife News page. To view our highlights, click here

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