Mission Statement

The Personal Counseling Center (PCC) shares office space with two other important centers: Health Center and Disability Resource Center (DRC). These three centers are united under the CARES team to provide a safe and central place for students who need personal assistance.


About Us

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.  

TO REQUEST ONE-ON-ONE THERAPY SESSIONS for yourself or someone else, please visit our "Sign up or refer a student" page and submit the appropriate form. We'll be in touch within 3 business days. 



Certain situations require immediate attention, such as: suicidal feelings; having difficulty controlling the urge to hurt yourself or someone else.

Hot Lines (Very Urgent/Emergency)

  • 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
  • Trevor Project: call 1-866-488-7386 OR text START to 678-678 24/7 get support for LGBTQ+ youth OR visit https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/ 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255


Warm Lines (Just need someone to talk to)

  • Star Vista:  (650) 579-0350; (800) 273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "COURAGE" To: 741741 for a text-based, volunteer-run support service
  • CA Warm Line: call 855-845-7415 for non-emergency mental services for anyone in California
  • 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.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


Contact Information


4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA
Atten: PCC Building 5, Room 303

Contact Information

Phone: (650) 381-3573
Fax: (650) 306-3185
Email: canadapcc@smccd.edu

Front Office Spring 2023 Hours

  • Monday: 9am-4:30pm 
  • Tuesday: 9am-7pm 
  • Wednesday: 9am-7pm 
  • Thursday: 9am-4:30pm 
  • Friday: 9am-2pm

Therapy Sessions Available

  • Monday :10am-7pm 
  • Tuesday: 10am-8pm 
  • Wednesday: 8am to 6:30pm 
  • Thursday: 8am to 5pm 
  • Friday: no availability

Remember all students have access to free 24/7 Personal Counseling services through Cañada TalkNow if you need someone to talk to outside our hours or while you are waiting for an appointment.  Please click on icon below to access 24/7 personal counseling:
Cañada TalkNow 24/7 On-Demand Emotional Support for Students