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At the Personal Counseling Center (PCC), we believe that a successful college experience requires a sense of emotional well-being. To this end, we offer FREE mental health services.  Our personal counselors are licensed therapists or trainees who are supervised by our licensed therapists.  If you can wait a couple of days to be contacted for an appointment, please complete the Interest form by clicking on the green "Register with PCC" button below or go to our Forms page to complete the Interst form.  For more urgent mental health support, please contact CanadaTalk Now or one of our local resources listed at the bottom of this page.

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Mission Statement

The Personal Counseling Center (PCC) is part of the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center consists of three centers: The PCC, the Health Center, and the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The CARES Team is also part of the Wellness Center. These centers are united under the Wellness Center to provide a safe and central place for students who need personal assistance.

 

HOW TO REGISTER WITH THE PCC:

Please click here to fill out the PCC Counseling Interest Form:

Register with PCC

If you need assistance to complete the form OR need to get in touch with us immediately, please contact us.

 


 

Certain situations require immediate attention, such as: suicidal feelings; having difficulty controlling the urge to hurt yourself or someone else. If you feel any of these emotions, do NOT wait to get help. CALL 911.

 

For other urgent needs outside regular PCC business hours, please call one of the following agencies listed below.

 

NATIONAL AND LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH PHONE NUMBERS:

Star Vista:  (650) 579-0350; (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Textline: Text "COURAGE" to 741741
San Mateo County Psychiatric Services: (650) 573-2662
San Francisco County Psychiatric Services: (415) 206-8125
Santa Clara County Psychiatric Services: (408) 885-6100

 

 

Or need to talk to someone regularly outside of regular PCC hours?

 

 

We have you covered for that too. Click on the "Cañada TalkNow" button below to sign up for a FREE 24/7 REMOTE counseling service, sponsored by TimelyCare.

 

Cañada TalkNow 24/7 On-Demand Emotional Support for Students

 

Cañada TalkNow is available to all registered students registered Cañada College. No matter where you are, we want to give you the support you need and deserve.  Please note that Cañada TalkNow is via VIDEO ONLY.  No phone or text sessions available.

 

Cañada TalkNow is also available to Cañada Employees at cost.  If you are employee and would like to access Cañada TalkNow, please complete the TimelyCare Exceptions Form.

Click HERE to download the TimelyCare Exceptions Form as a PDF.

Click HERE to download the TimelyCare Exceptions Form as a Word doc.



Contact Information

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DURING THE SPRING 2022 SEMESTER:

  • PCC WILL ONLY BE OPEN VIRTUALLY.
  • ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE VIRTUAL (PHONE OR ZOOM).

SPRING 2022 FRONT OFFICE HOURS:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30AM to 3:30PM

Note: Virtual and in-person therapy sessions  are available after 3:30pm, depending on availability.  Please inquire  for more information.


Contact Information

Phone: (650) 308-3573

Text us to see if drop ins are available: (650) 308-9401 

Fax: (650) 306-3185

Email:  canadapcc@smccd.edu