These groups are facilitated by MC Student Health Center Mental Health staff. When available, we welcome your participation.
If you are interested, please call the MC Student Health Center to get started: (805) 378-1413.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING- ALL CONFIDENTIAL
Moorpark Student Health Center utilizes a short-term therapy model which focuses on helping you clarify your concerns and develop coping skills.
About Mental Health Counseling at the MC Student Health Center
Individual counseling sessions are 45 minutes in duration and scheduled with a specific staff clinician
Students are able to receive up to 6 sessions a semester. Sessions are free, confidential, and do not go on academic records
Counseling is provided by licensed psychologists and licensed marriage and family therapists. Sessions are also provided by advanced unlicensed psychology trainees who work under close supervision of our licensed staff.
You and your clinician will discuss treatment goals, which may include referrals to long-term services or psychiatric services for more comprehensive care.
Couples counseling is available only if both parties are currently registered Moorpark students
One-time sessions for problem-solving or to resolve a crisis are also available
For a higher level of care, the SHC may refer you to community providers or providers in your private health insurance network.
Our counseling staff includes a licensed Psychologist, Marriage Family Therapists, and post- doctoral psychology fellows who are sensitive to your needs.
Thoughts of suicide, death or non-suicidal self-harm
Relationship distress with an intimate partner, a family member, friend or other close interpersonal contact
Mental health distress triggered by issues related to social injustice, racial trauma, and other forms of oppression and discrimination
COVID-19 related mental health distress
Alcohol and other drug/substance use/abuse
Prior or recent issues related to abuse and/or trauma
Intimate Partner Violence (DV)
Low self-esteem and self-confidence
Human sexuality and identity development
This is not an exhaustive list. Call to make an appointment if you are feeling distress from any source. We are here to help you. (805) 378-1413
An appointment is required to access mental health counseling.
To make an appointment, contact the MC Student Health Center at (805) 378-1413.
If You Are in Crisis:
Certain situations require immediate attention. If you are having:
difficulty controlling the urge to hurt yourself, or anyone else, you need to deal with this NOW. (See Mental Health Emergencies.)
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.