Mental Health Counseling

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STAFF

Our counseling staff is comprised of a licensed Psychologist, Marriage Family Therapist, post- doctoral psychology fellows and graduate practicum trainees who are sensitive to your needs.

ISSUES COMMONLY DISCUSSED

  • Abuse (current or past)
  • Anxiety/Stress/Panic Attacks
  • Test Anxiety-  Many students struggle with tests and exams, fearing that anxiety, the "Test Anxiety Monster" will attack and destroy their performance. Test anxiety can be defeated with preparation and knowledge.
  • Depression
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • Relaxation Training
  • Sexuality

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Usually, you meet with an individual counselor from one to four times per semester, to clarify and resolve your issues. If additional counseling is recommended, appropriate referrals will be provided. Students who have two no- show appointments will not be allowed to schedule another appointment until meeting with the Student Health Center Coordinator.

APPOINTMENTS / QUESTIONS

Contact the Student Health Center at (805) 378-1413. Download and complete the Current Concerns form and the Consent for Mental Health Counseling form. Bring these forms with you when scheduling your first appointment.

If You Are in Crisis:
Certain situations require immediate attention. If you are having suicidal feelings, or having difficulty controlling the urge to hurt yourself, or anyone else, you need to deal with this NOW. Mental Health Services, available during the regular academic year, are not equipped to handle 24-hour emergencies. For emergencies or urgent needs outside regular business hours, the following agencies will connect you with someone who can evaluate your situation now and ensure that you are safe.

For life-threatening situations CALL 911

Ventura County Crisis Team 1-866-998-2243

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255(TALK)

Suicide Hotline (VETS) 1-800-273-8255