Rhombus University upholds the Biblical witness that Jesus Christ came to establish a ministry of reconciliation. We embrace students of many different cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.
President Dr. Ray Hayden Psy.D. “My vision for the company is to see people moving from point A to point B when it comes to health and education. I want Rhombus Counseling to come alongside individuals ready to make big changes in their life and the world around them. Watching men and women move from a place of confusion and suffering to clarity and peace is something I am passionate about and so is our team. This is a main motivating factor behind what we are doing at Rhombus Counseling. The outworking of our mission to impact communities is incredibly empowering and cinergetectic. Our team and vision go far beyond our employees and locations. Being trained in industrial organizational psychology, I am continually impressed and find it a pleasure to work with people uniquely driven to help others through their career and who are intrinsically passionate about their work.”
Chief Academic Officer Dr. Julie Hayden Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY24184), COO of Rhombus, Clinical Director of Rhombus Counseling, La Mesa Counseling, New Vision Counseling Center and Genesis Recovery. She is also the Co-Chair of the San Diego MFT Consortium and the former Co-Chair of the Treatment and Intervention Committee of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council. Dr. Hayden has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Master of Religious Studies, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate of Psychology. She has seventeen years clinical experience which includes working with chronic mental illness, substance and sexual addictions, adolescents, families, PTSD, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, and more. She has taught at numerous universities, was previously the Dean of a local University and is currently co-founder and Chief Academic Officer of Rhombus University. Her passion is to train effective clinicians and bring healing opportunities to all, especially those in underserved populations.
Dean: Tracey McCready
Department Chairs: Dean
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Phone: (858) 848-1766
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The administrative offices of Rhombus University are located at 8058 and 8050 La
Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942. This location is in a large shopping center on the
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Rhombus University is a private institution approved by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to operate in California. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009 and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. Institutional Accreditation and Approvals Approval by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) 1474 N. Market Blvd, Ste 225, Sacramento, CA 95834 Phone: (888) 370-7589, Fax: (916) 263-1897 Web site: www.bppe.ca.gov E-mail: [email protected]
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Rhombus University meets academic requirements for Section 4980.36 and 4980.37 and Section 4999.33 of the State of California Business and Professions Code and is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for seeking licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and/or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. After completing the educational requirements, graduates will still need to refer to the BBS for additional requirements, including, but not limited to 3000 hours of approved supervised hours and passing required licensing exams. Please refer to www.bbs.ca.gov for further clarification on requirements before pursuing your degree.
Rhombus University is a private, not for profit, coeducational counseling graduate school rooted in the Bible and provides a supportive and appropriately challenging environment in which to pursue a quality graduate education. The University presumes that it is essential to offer educational opportunities to qualified students within a context of free inquiry and academic integrity. Rhombus University encourages individual integrity and responsibility in accordance with biblical Christianity.
Rhombus University is committed to providing a learning and living environment that promotes safety, transparency, personal integrity, civility, mutual respect and freedom from discrimination. As a Christian graduate school, Rhombus University is exempted from certain provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and the California Equity in Higher Education Act which are not consistent with its religious tenets and mission. These exemptions may apply to, but are not limited to, requirements in the university’s community standards, housing policies, admissions processes and employee hiring and general employment practices. Rhombus University retains all rights afforded under federal law and the laws of the State of California.
School Performance Fact Sheet
To date Rhombus University has graduated one student. That student successfully passed the California State MFT board examination for licensure.
Rhombus began as the need for informing and strengthening people and families was identified. The struggles of society, such as, domestic violence, addictions, parenting struggles, divorce, human trafficking, and much more are deteriorating family units and though help is available, the help does not always appear accessible to many populations. Rhombus was started to increase the access of information on mental illness, relationship struggles, emotional difficulties, family problems and other important needs. Rhombus first started as a content development company in an effort to have information available and next, several platforms were developed to disseminate this content. Rhombus began facilitating Family Conferences to engage families and community members with valuable information by experts. Next, Rhombus became a continuing education provider, with a mission to both advance the skill of Christian counselors and increase information and training to those not seeking higher education. Rhombus has offered certification programs to train people with counseling and coaching skills and information to help others with the many identified struggles in families and communities. Rhombus University was started as a powerful platform for increasing professionally trained and credentialed Christian counselors who could also increase the training and education in many cultures and languages. Our goal is to train, mentor, and equip people who can turn around and inform and equip others in their families, churches, and communities.
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The college catalog provides a publication describing academic programs, student services, general regulations, requirements and procedures. The publication describes all classes offered by the institution.
Rhombus University is a private institution approved by the California Bureau of Private
Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to operate in California. Approval to operate means
compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act
of 2009 and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
Institutional Accreditation and Approvals
Approval by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
1474 N. Market Blvd, Ste 225, Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (888) 370-7589, Fax: (916) 263-1897
Web site: www.bppe.ca.gov E-mail: [email protected]
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Rhombus University meets academic
requirements for Section 4980.36 and 4980.37 and Section 4999.33 of the State of
California Business and Professions Code and is approved by the Board of Behavioral
Sciences (BBS) for seeking licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and/or
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. After completing the educational
requirements, graduates will still need to refer to the BBS for additional requirements,
including, but not limited to 3000 hours of approved supervised hours and passing
required licensing exams. Please refer to www.bbs.ca.gov for further clarification on
requirements before pursuing your degree.
Admissions processes and application guidelines are described in the Rhombus University catalog (9-13):
Plagiarism is a serious academic offense that can result in student discipline up to and including withdrawal. For more information regarding this please check the University catalog.
Rhombus University is committed to recruit, train and form Christian counselors who have a passion to proclaim the Biblical witness to families, communities and the world. Rhombus offers an affordable graduate counseling education combining academic excellence, clinical experience, and personal mentorship. Our holistic approach challenges students to grow and thrive as future counseling professionals and strengthens their abilities.
Tuition and Cost
Rhombus University’s vision is to provide affordable Bible-centered counseling education to enable students to help communities build healthy families and meet the challenges of the future.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Institutional Charges and Fees:
Students in need for financial assistance may explore the scholarship opportunities by contacting the Chief Academic Officer at [email protected]. Students in search of additional financial support for their education are invited to visit the following websites:
College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Students are encouraged to seek other support such as church sponsorships and scholarships offered by outside organizations to qualified students.
You may be eligible for Veterans benefits at SUM Bible College based on your affiliation with the military. Please visit the VA Benefits website at
to review the type of VA benefit you may be eligible to receive and on the application process.
Withdrawal from SUM
Students who find it necessary to withdraw from University prior to the first day of classes must notify the Admissions Department. A student may voluntarily withdraw (VWD) from a class or all classes during and after the Add/Drop Date. If a student fails to attend a class for which he/she has register and if the student fails to communicate to the faculty member the reason(s) for missing the first two weeks of class, the University Registrar will remove the student’s classes from his/her enrollment and all funding will be returned to the appropriate agencies. This forced withdrawal does not remove any financial obligation the student has incurred. For more information on SUM withdrawal policies students may check our catalog by visiting our website.
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