Referring Students for Mental Health Services

When you have determined a referral for mental health services is appropriate, you can be most helpful by clearly and concisely telling the student why you think counseling would be of benefit.  You might also tell the student a few facts about our services.  Here are important facts that students want to know:

  • All counseling is free to currently registered, enrolled students
  • Counseling is available Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM, and on Fridays from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • All counseling sessions are strictly private and confidential
  • Early intervention is preferable to crisis intervention
  • Call in advance to make an appointment (except when there is a crisis and no prescheduled appointment is needed)

Students may receive personal counseling at either the Student Health Center or the Counseling and Special Programs Office.  Having students make the call to schedule an appointment increases their responsibility for and commitment to the counseling process.  However, there may be times, especially if students are in crisis, when it is necessary for you to assist them with the call or to accompany them to one of our offices.

Here is the important information that students will need:

Information Student Health Center Counseling & Special Programs
Location SSC177 SSC167
Phone 949-582-4606 949-582-4572
Hours Mon-Thurs 8am - 7 pm
Friday 8am - 3 pm
Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-3pm
Appointments

Call the office or come to the Health Center to schedule an appointment.

Appointment will be scheduled for the first available opening
Crisis situations do not require a prescheduled appointment.

Crisis situations do not require a prescheduled appointment.

Call the office or come to the Counseling &Special Programs office to schedule an appointment

Appointment will be scheduled for the following week

Crisis situations do not require a prescheduled appointment.

Services

Individual counseling
Couples counseling
Family and parenting counseling
Group counseling
Crisis intervention

Personal counseling
Academic counseling
Career counseling
Workshops
Crisis intervention