Mental Health Counseling

Life for college students can be stressful

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240 for 24/7 crisis counseling and referrals or 911 for life threatening emergencies.

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The mission of the MHCC is to help students benefit fully from the college experience by supporting personal, social, and emotional well-being.

Services Offered include confidential and culturally sensitive counseling and referrals for:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Groups


Our vision is to have a campus with reduced stigma associated with mental illness that offers a welcoming environment in which to promote mental wellness.


  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Cultural Competence
  • Self- Worth

College students often experience stressors while trying to balance the demands of their academic and personal lives. Without help, stress and problems can intensify, impacting personal wellness and academic success.

Our goal at the San Diego City College Mental Health Counseling Center is to help students benefit fully from the college experience by supporting personal, social, and emotional well-being. Our confidential and culturally sensitive services include short-term individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention. We also provide consultation and referral services to students, staff, and faculty.

Please note: MHCC will be closed for the winter break. Minimal walk in services available December 15th and 16th. Closed from December 17th to January 19th. Minimal services available beginning January 20th. Full services resume January 26th. For a mental health emergency, please call the crisis line at 888-724-7240 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Please use the Access/Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 for urgent matters or to get referrals.

Summer 2015 Hours:

  • MHCC will be closed May 22, 2015-June8, 2015
  • Monday to Thursday 9-4.

Please note, the door may be closed if all therapists are in session.

Contact Us:

Phone: (619) 388-3539

Location: A Building, Room 221 (view City College map)

Request an Appointment

For immediate crisis assistance, students can call the San Diego Access and Crisis 24-hour Hotline at 1-888-724-7240.

For emergencies on campus, call College Police Dispatch at (619)388-6405.

For off-campus emergencies, call 911.

CRISIS POLICY: All appointments may be shortened or rescheduled in the event of a presenting crisis or emergency. Thank you for your patience and understanding.