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

Request a Phone Consultation

In light of COVID-19, the San Diego City College Mental Health Counseling Center is closed for in person visits. We are happy to offer community referrals and video teletherapy sessions. To learn more, watch this short video!

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

Your first Video Appointment

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.

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.

Once you have a video session scheduled, click here to complete the pre-video forms. Please complete needed forms at least 10-15 minutes before your appointment, and email a copy your student ID card. Your information and attendance will remain confidential.

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 or 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 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 888-724-7240 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255

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.

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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, graduate interns from Alliant Interational University (AIU), California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), San Diego State University (SDSU), and University of San Diego (USD).

Crisis Policy

An appointment may be shortened or rescheduled in the event of a presenting crisis or emergency. We appreciate your understanding.

Cancellation/No Show Policy

Please contact Mental Health Counseling at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to cancel so that we may offer that time to another student in need (619) 388-3055. Failure to attend two consecutively scheduled appointments may result in a referral to community resources.


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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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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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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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!


Notice to Clients

The Board of Behavioral Sciences receives and responds to complaints regarding services provided within the scope of practice of clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional clinical counselors. You may contact the board online at, or by calling (916) 574-7830.

The Mental Health Counseling of the San Diego City College receives and responds to complaints regarding the practice of psychotherapy by any unlicensed or unregistered counselor providing services at San Diego City College. To file a complaint, contact (619) 388-3055,,, or Mental Health Counseling A-180, 1313 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.