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Psychological Services & Personal Counseling

We Are Here To Help

Our Psyschological Services Team

Please Visit Our Office

Free and confidential personal counseling services are available for our students.


Are You Experiencing Difficulties With?

  • Academic pressure
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Sexuality
  • Family conflict or separation
  • Friendship and love
  • Stress and/or anxiety
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Depression and despair
  • Death or loss
  • Roommate disputes
  • Relationships
  • Cultural adjustment

Make an Appointment

To make an Appointment, call Patricia Meza Parada at Psychological Services at 650.949.7910 or visit our office.


Our Location

Student Resource Center (SRC) Building 5400

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In Case of an Emergency

Foothill College Psychological Services is NOT a 24-hour program.

During hours when we are not here and you need help, please see who to call.

When Our Office is Closed

For Help During a Mental Health Crisis

  • Suicide Crisis Hotline (1-855) 278-4204
  • Dial 9-1-1 (In case of an emergency)
  • The Santa Clara County Resource Line at (1-866) -896-3587
  • or visit the nearest hospital emergency room

Non-Crisis Community Referrals & Support

FAQs About Our Services

Q. What does Psychological Services and Personal Counseling 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 SPED/CNSL 72 (A 3 unit CSU transferable class that meets the GE & Lifelong Learning Requirement)
  • Stress management workshops during fall, winter and spring quarters

Q. Do I have to have a serious psychological problem to come to Psychological Services?

No. Students come to our office to discuss a wide range of problems. Students are encouraged to come in to discuss any type of concern, big or small.

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. This means that we focus on solutions and achievable goals within a limited time (6–8 sessions).

  • 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 most of the time is called cognitive-behavioral. Basically this means that we focus on how students are thinking, behaving and feeling in the here and now, rather than looking back at early childhood experiences.
  • 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 skills and assign homework or activities to do between visits to make our work together more productive.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy is action-oriented, practical, rational and helps the student gain independence and effectiveness in dealing with real-life issues.

Q.What about privacy? Are the services confidential?

Yes, Psychological Services maintains a strict policy of confidentiality. See our Schedule a Confidential Appointment page and complete the forms included int Before Your First Appointment.

Q. How do I get an appointment?

Call 650.949-7910 or drop by our office in the Campus Center Building (Lower Level) Room 2120, next to the Health Services office.

Q. How long do I have to wait in order to get an appointment?

Typically an appointment can be made within a week. Drop-in hours are available every week Monday-Thursday, 12 noon-1 p.m. and Fridays, 1-2 p.m.

Please drop in then if you do not already see one of our psychological counselors and need a brief, drop-in session to get a campus or community referral, safety check, or a general question answered.

In Case of An Emergency

Learn Stress Management Skills – Take CNSL 72

Earn 3 CSU Transferable Units, Too! Enroll in CNSL 72: Stress, Wellness & Coping, offered fall, winter and spring.

See schedule of classes

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