Overview —Psychological Services and Personal Counseling

Psychological Services is located at:
2nd Floor, Building 2, Room 2206 (next to the Health Center) and room 2238.

Psychological Services offers brief confidential individual counseling, crisis intervention, mental health and substance abuse assessments, and community referrals.

The goal of counseling is to support students in identifying and managing personal concerns, learn more about themselves and make positive life changes. Talking about issues and concerns in a safe and confidential environment can enable students to become more successful in college and life. Benefits of counseling include relief from distressing symptoms; improved emotional health; the acquisition of new approaches to problem solving and decision making; more satisfying interpersonal relationships; and increased insight and understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

The Psychological Services Office is staffed by licensed mental health professionals. Psychological Services is open to all currently enrolled Skyline College students and is free of charge. Referral information for longer term counseling is also provided.

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. Psychological Services, available during the regular academic year, are not equipped to handle 24-hour emergencies. For emergencies or urgent needs outside the Psychological Services 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

  • San Mateo County Psychiatric Emergency Services: 650-573-2662

  • San Francisco County Psychiatric Emergency Services: 415-206-8125

  • Santa Clara County Emergency Psychiatric Services: 408-885-6100

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

Counseling Appointments

Counselors are available for appointments: Make an Appointment

Psychological Services Summer Hours, June 16, 2014 until August 7, 2014

 

Monday  9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm- 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday  9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Friday closed
  Closed on Weekends

Drop-In Counseling

Drop-in counseling is available without an appointment Monday through Thursday from noon-1:00 pm in room 2206 or room 7238. Please take a seat in the Health Center waiting room and check in at the Health Center desk.  If drop-in is full for the day, you will be able to schedule an appointment.

Confidentiality

All information revealed in the course of your counseling, including the fact that you are seeking counseling, is confidential and will not be disclosed except upon your written request, or as provided by law. California law specifies that there are conditions under which confidentiality is suspended:

  1. If the counselor is ordered by the court to testify or release records.
  2. If you are the victim or perpetrator of child abuse, your counselor is required to report this to the appropriate authorities.
  3. If you are the victim or perpetrator of dependent adult or elder abuse, your counselor is required to report this to the appropriate authorities.
  4. If you threaten to harm someone else, your counselor will be required to call the police, warn the potential victim and/or take other reasonable steps to prevent the harm. if you threaten to harm yourself, we will take reasonable steps to prevent the harm.

Events

Psychological Services hosts screenings and workshops each semester. Flyers with upcoming events are posted outside of room 2206.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • Students will be able to identify symptoms of distress and learn new approaches for improved mental/emotional health. (ISLO: Lifelong Wellness)
  • Students will have increased insight and understanding of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. (ISLO: Lifelong Wellness)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) will be assessed using:

  • Surveys
  • Questionnaires
  • Review of collected data, and
  • Other methods

Mission Statement

To empower and transform a global community of learners

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