Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides personal counseling in a new state-of-the-art facility. The counseling we provide is free of charge for enrolled students (including Graduate and ADEP students) and is completely confidential. Counseling is provided by a Licensed Psychologist and by Post-doctoral Fellows who work under the clinical supervision of a fully-licensed psychologist.Take a tour of our center
Setting up an appointment
To schedule an appointment with a counselor at SCS, simply call us during our hours of operation at (805) 493-3SCS(727). The person who answers will find a time and schedule an appointment for you. When you arrive you will be asked to fill out some paperwork and then your counselor will come and take you to a private room where the two of you can talk. If you have any other questions about our services, you can email Greg Daven at Student Counseling Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For online assistance coping with the death of a loved one, click here.
Sometimes when people die suddenly, the experience is traumatic for surviving loved ones. For information and assistance coping with that difficulty, click here.
Do you want help finding a psychotherapist off-campus?
Student Counseling Services will assist any campus community member, regardless of enrollment status, to find a therapist to speak with, whether locally or in another location. For this assistance, simply either call our main telephone line or come to our office.
Would you like to take a quick test to see if you might have ADD? Click here.
If you test positive --or if you don't but you are still curious, come to SCS to consider the more complete and more reliable test we can provide and to discuss how ADHD coaching can help you maximize your achievement.
"Ear Wax" Marijuana
Have you encountered a form of marijuana that is like a wax? If you have heard of it and/or have used it or considered using it, there is a great article that discusses what it is and gives information about how it operates within the body. Click here to read the article.
Have you or friends of yours considered using Salvia? Salvia is a hallucinogen that is illegal in 13 states. Would you like to know more about Salvia?
For a description of the origins of Salvia, plus the effects it has on a user of it, and for information regarding the legal status of it, click here.
At Columbia University, they have a "go ask alice" site with various pieces of info available at it. They have a good discussion of Salvia. Link to Go Ask Alice about Salvia, here.
For even more information about Salvia, click here.
Sometimes people feeling very sad hurt themself, physically. If you do that, or if a friend does that, it's important to know that there are other ways to cope that don't create more pain.
Do you notice yourself feeling stress connected to military conflicts going on in the world? Whether you have family or friends involved, or you were involved at on time--or not-- the present situation can be stressful. For ideas to help you cope with any stress you feel connected to this, click here.
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