Health Services: Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling

Free, confidential personal counseling is available for all students. Drop by the Health Services office on campus or call 408-741-2027 to make an appointment. You can also take action immediately by completing a brief, anonymous, and confidential online screening at: Online Mental Health Screenings.

Meet the Counselors

Meet the Counselors: Barry Meet the Counselors: Karen
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Meet the Counselors: Jezel Meet the Counselors: Carly Meet the Counselors: Mitch
See Meet Jezel Video See Meet Carly Video See Meet Mitch Video
Meet the Counselors: George Meet the Counselors: Karen
See Meet George Video See Meet Karen Video


Frequently Asked Questions

What does Student Health Services Personal Counseling provide?

  • Free individual counseling
  • Walk-in crisis services
  • Referral for DESP accommodations
  • Information and referral to campus and community resources

Do I need to have a serious psychological problem to come to personal counseling?

No. Students come to talk about all types of concerns, big and small.

What are some things I can talk about?

  • Whatever is on your mind
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Relationships and communication
  • Substance use and addictions
  • Death or loss
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Academic pressure
  • Depression and loneliness
  • Sexuality and gender
  • Disordered eating
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Sexual assault

Who are the staff?

Licensed mental health professionals, MFT and Social Work graduate student interns.

What about privacy? Are the services confidential?

Yes. Student Health Services maintains a strict policy of confidentiality within HIPAA and FERPA guidelines.

How do I make an appointment?

Call (408) 741–2027 or drop by the Health Services office on campus.

For After Hours Help

  • 24 Hour Suicide and Crisis Service, Country of Santa Clara: (855) 278–4204
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273–TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741
  • 911 for Life Threatening Emergencies


last published: 10/19/18