Personal Counseling


All of us experience stressful periods in our lives at one time or another. Counseling services are designed to assist students who deal with personal concerns that might interfere with their academic work at San Diego City College. Counselors provide students with a safe and confidential atmosphere where they have an opportunity to talk about their individual concerns. The counselors will help students understand themselves, explore alternatives, reach a decision, or feel better about coping with problems. When appropriate, a student may be referred to the on-campus

Mental Health Counseling or other outside agencies.

Additionally personal counseling is provided to probationary and disqualified students who are required to take the Academic Success Workshop. Students referred via the early alert system also will receive personal counseling sessions if needed.

These services are offered free of charge to currently enrolled students, and can be accessed by making an appointment. To make an appointment, please call the counseling office at 619 388 3540.  Personal counseling is also available online since your counseling experience is held in a secured meeting room in real time, where you can hear the counselor speaking to you. If you want to make an online counseling appointment visit the Online Counseling page.

Personal concerns can have a tremendous impact on your success in college. We counsel you about:

  • Self evaluation
  • Goal-setting
  • Decision making
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Personal adjustment

Probationary and disqualified students can sign up for an academic success workshop by either calling 388 3540 for an on campus workshop or visit the Online Counseling page for an online academic success workshop.