Counseling provides an opportunity for students to freely explore personal problems or concerns. Students come to the center for reasons as varied as the people themselves; personal problems involving relations with parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexuality and orientation, concerns about academic progress or direction, and other issues.
The professionally licensed counselor/faculty of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center include licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists and clinical social workers, trained to work with San Francisco State's multicultural student body. Several of our counselors are bilingual.
Debriefings for the Boston Marathon
The Counseling & Psychoogical Services Center is offering group debriefing sessions for students, faculty, and staff who may be experiencing distress as a result of the Boston Marathon bomboings on Monday, April 15. Sessions will meet in SSB 208 :
Friday, April 19 from noon to 1pm
Monday, April 22 from noon-1pm and 5-6pm
Tuesday, April 23 from noon-1pm and 5-6pm
Wednesday, April 24 from noon-1pm
Thursday, April 25 from noon-1pm and 5-6pm
Friday, April 26 from noon-1pm
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainings
This 12-hour training will take place on campus and will be available to faculty and staff during the summer, with additional trainings for the campus community in Fall 2013. Further details will be available soon.
Spring 2013 Groups :
(Please click on link for more details)
How to Take Care of Yourself During Stressful Times
It is normal to be worried and feel stress during your time at college. To learn more about how you can reduce stress and regain your equilibrium explore the Wellness Tips. To reduce economic stress, check out SF. Fun Cheap.Com for free and low-cost activities or visit our events calendar for upcoming programs on campus.
How to Make an Appointment
Spring and Fall semester office hours are 8AM to Noon and 1PM to 7PM Monday through Thursday and until 5PM on Friday. Appointments may be made and cancelled by phone (415) 338-2208 or in person at Student Services Building Room 208. Counselors are available during the summer - please call for more information.
We require 24-hour notice for cancellation of appointments. Failure to do so will result in a $20 charge. Please all (415) 338-2208 to cancel your appointment. Emails are not accepted.
Limitation of Services
We offer brief treatment and we encourage students to access mental health services if they are covered by insurance for longer term counseling. We have provided guidelines on accessing insurance or you can make an appointment to meet with a counselor to help you with the process.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
(MCS) often results from overexposure to chemicals over a long period of time. A person with MCS can become overly sensitive to chemicals found in everyday environments. Though the reactions vary from person to person, the common reactions are nausea, lightheadedness, and respiratory distress. The Counseling & Psychological Services Center wants to be sensitive to those who report MCM/EI and suggests voluntarily maintaining environments free of chemical-based scented products.
The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services Center is to enhance the psychological well being of the entire campus community and thereby facilitate the retention and successful educational experience of students, faculty, and staff.