Mental Health & Wellness Center
FAQs About Our Services
Q. What does the Mental Health and Wellness Center provide?
- Brief individual and couples counseling
- Crisis intervention services
- Mediation for student/student or student/faculty conflicts
- Information, and referral services to campus and community resources
- Stress, Wellness and Coping CNSL 72 (A 3 unit CSU transferable class that meets the GE & Lifelong Learning Requirement)
- Stress management workshops
Q. Do I have to have a serious psychological problem to come to the MHWC?
No. Students come to our office to discuss a wide range of problems, big or small. There is no shame in asking for help, no matter what you are experiencing.
Asking for help to cope is a sign of strength, not weakness!
Q. Who are our staff?
Licensed mental health professionals, masters, and post-masters level interns.
Q. What type of counseling do you provide?
We provide brief therapy up to 8 sessions per academic year for free.
- Although the length of time in counseling is limited, most students report feeling better after 1–2 sessions.
- The type of therapy that we use draws from several modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based approaches.
- This type of therapy tends to be very effective in a short amount of time, which works well for our college setting.
- We teach self-help, resilience skills, and sometimes assign homework or activities to do between visits to make our work together more productive.
Q.What about privacy? Are the services confidential?
Yes, the MHWC maintains a strict policy of confidentiality. See our Schedule a Confidential Appointment page and complete the forms included in Before Your First Appointment.
Q. How do I make an appointment?
- Call 650-949-7910 or drop by our office in the Student Resource Center Building 2120, or,
- Log in to 'my portal'; click on "apps" then the Psychological Services app. Click on FORMS and submit the completed forms.
Please call or stop by our office if you haven't heard from us in 2 business days.
Q. How long do I have to wait in order to get an appointment?
We attempt to schedule a first appointment within a week.
Drop-in hours are available Monday-Friday, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Please drop in for a brief 20 minute appointment or a general question answered.
Q. How much do appointments cost?
You get up to 8 free sessions with our office per school year! If you use all 8 for
the year, we will help you find a community provider and support you during your transition
to that service. We are always here to help.
We're Here to Help!
Psychological Services & Personal Counseling
Student Resource Center (SRC) Building 5400
Closed for Summer
Mental Health & Wellness Center services resume for fall starting Sept. 25.
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