Request a Phone Consultation

In light of the coronavirus, the San Diego City College Mental Health Counseling Center is closed effective March 16th until further notice. Individual consultations will be offered via phone along with community resources via email during regular business hours (Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm).

Click on this form to request a consultation. The more available options you can offer the sooner we will get you scheduled. Please fill out the form completely and please do not share any information that is considered confidential regarding your request for an appointment. This is NOT a confidential way to communicate.

If this is a mental health emergency please call 888-724-7240 or 911, or text "COURAGE" to 741741

Special Phone Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Mental Health Options

The following is some information on obtaining mental health services in the community:

  • If you have health insurance, you can go to com or therapyden.com and filter by zip code and the type of insurance you have
  • If you are uninsured, have MediCal, or are MediCal eligible, you may be able to visit a community clinic. To find which clinic serves your zip code and if you are eligible, call 211 or visit http://www.comresearch.org/services.php for a list of clinics (call the one in your region to confirm services and eligibility)
  • If you are in crisis or having a mental health emergency, call the Access & Crisis Line at 888-724-724-7240 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255

Need Health Insurance?

California health officials are now allowing anyone who lost a job or work hours because of business closures related to the coronavirus to sign up for health insurance, making it the seventh state to do so.

Safety at home

We understand that when forced to stay at home or near an abuser, it can create circumstances in which safety is even more compromised. During these times of working remotely and avoiding public spaces, victims and survivors may need to alter their safety plan. SPEAK is here to help.

City College’s confidential victim advocate will continue to be available to provide resources and support Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM at 619-541-5970. In addition, CCS’ crisis hotline is free, confidential, and operates 24/7. Please call at 1-888-385-4657.

Update as of 3/17/20 - No on-campus, in person services are available until further notice.

  

Do you struggle with life and/or college stress? Do you feel like you are juggling too many things? You are not alone. College students often experience stressors while trying to balance the demands of their personal and academic lives. Without help, problems can intensify, impacting overall wellness and academic success.

In Mental Health Counseling (MHC) we provide short-term mental health services and referrals to currently enrolled students at no cost.

Our goal is to help students benefit fully from the college experience by supporting their personal, social, and emotional wellbeing. Our confidential and culturally sensitive services include counseling, crisis intervention, outreach and prevention. In addition, we provide consultation and referrals to students and faculty/staff.

Make an Appointment and Let's Talk

Your first appointment is a time to express what you would like to accomplish in counseling. You and your counselor work together to develop a plan that meets your needs.

The easiest way to make an appointment is to walk in to A-180 or call 619-388-3055.

Please keep in mind no counselors are available to respond nights or weekends, or during school closures. Instead call 888-724-7240 for immediate help or text "COURAGE" to 741741.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, with your student ID card, to complete necessary paperwork. Your information and attendance will remain confidential.

Who We Are

Photo of Student Health CenterMental Health Counseling  is staffed by Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Associate Clinical Social Workers, Associate Marriage & Family Therapists, Associate Professional Clinical Counselors, as well as graduate level trainees and interns from the University of San Diego Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Alliant International University Marriage & Family Therapy Program, California State University San Marcos and San Diego State University Master of Social Work Programs.

Crisis Policy

Appointments may be shortened or rescheduled in the event of a presenting crisis or emergency. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Cancellation/No Show Policy

If you must reschedule or cancel an appointment, please call (619) 388-3055 to notify us at least 24 hours in advance to ensure this time slot may be available for someone in need. Students who fail to show up for two consecutively scheduled appointments may have to meet with a counselor on a drop-in basis.

Additional Resources

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Safe zone:

The Student Health Center strives to be a welcoming and inclusive space for LGBTQIAPK+ students, as well as helping to organize trainings for the entire campus.

 

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Kognito:

California community college staff/faculty and students can enroll for FREE in interactive, online trainings. Learn how to help a student in distress and specifics ways to help LGBTQIA students and veterans returning to campus. Student and staff versions available for all three.
 

 

Trans LifelineTrans Lifeline:

Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of the community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Their vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. 

 

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 Each mind matters:

Each Mind Matters is California's Mental Health Movement. Every day, millions of people face stigma related to mental health because they or their loved ones are facing a challenge.

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Up to Us:

The It's Up to Us campaign is designed to empower San Diegans to talk openly about mental illness, recognize symptoms, utilize local resources and seek help. Learn more about the County's efforts to help the 1 in 5 impacted by their mental health.

 

 

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E-chug:

Take this free, confidential online quiz to get a check up on your drinking. No judgment - just facts and information for your own use!

 

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E-toke:

Take this free, confidential online quiz to get a check up on your cannabis consumption. No judgment - just facts and information for your own use!

 

CCC Wellness Central

CCC Wellness Central:

This is a free health and wellness resource created especially for California Community College students. This resource is here for you to access in your space at your pace!