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Psychological Services & Personal Counseling

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 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, 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 appointment 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.

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.

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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