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Psychological Services & Personal Counseling

We Are Still Here To Help!

Our Virtual Office Is OPEN!!

Our Psyschological Services Team

Bringing Hope When You Need It The Most

Our Virtual Office

Same Caring Services Online by Phone & Zoom

Now that Foothill has moved to a Virtual Campus, our Psychological Services counselors are  operating remotely with regular appointments and drop-in hours.

The process to make an appointment is still the same.  The difference is we will meet by Zoom or telephone until we are able to come back to campus. Our physical office is currently closed.

Make an Appointment

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


In case of an emergency, please see who to call

Feeling Anxious in These Times of COVID-19?

Who isn't? For ways to stay calm, see our  recommended online resources

 

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

 


What To Do 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 & 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 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 com to Psychological Services?

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.

  • 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, Psychological Services 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 5400, 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 appoitment within a week.

Drop-in hours are available Monday-Thursday, 12 noon-1 p.m. and Fridays, 1-2 p.m.

Please drop in for a brief 20 minute appointment 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

Black Lives Student Services Services Statement

In Student Services, we acknowledge our role in not serving our Black students adequately. Please read full statement of our commitment to alter our course of action with a quaretly updated public plan. 

Black Lives Matter Action Plan 8/1/2020

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Psychological Services & Personal Counseling

650.949.7910


 fhpsychservices@fhda.edu


Student Resource Center (SRC) Building 5400

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