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. 

Student Sign up Sheet


Cañada Talk Now

If you need someone to talk to outside our hours or while you are waiting for an appointment.
All students have access to free 24/7 Personal Counseling services!
Press the logo, to check it out yourself!






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


Emergency Contacts

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For life threatening emergencies, call 911 
For immediate help or go to nearest hospital emergency room.



Public Safety:
ALL CAMPUSES (650) 738-7000 / 24-HOUR DISPATCH


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crsist Text Hotline

Text: "COURAGE" To: 741741 for a text-based, volunteer-run support service


Mental Health Associated SAN FRAN

Call 855-845-7415 for non-emergency mental services for anyone in California


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 Fall 2023 Hours

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


Counseling Availability:

  • Mondays: 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesdays: 9:30am to 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am to 7:30pm
  • Thursdays: 9am to 5pm
  • Fridays: only Canada TalkNOW available