Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic

Message to Students

Dear Students,

The Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic (PHSCC) is a graduate training clinic sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Department of Counseling (DOC). The PHSCC is staffed by graduate students from the DOC master’s program. As we are navigating unprecedented times and in response to the nationwide COVID-19 health concern, the PHSCC will provide services remotely for a short time. Counselors in training will offer Telebehavioral Health (TBH) sessions for returning students who were receiving individual counseling.  

Telebehavioral Health Services is the delivery of personal counseling sessions through the use of audio and video conferencing technology, provided in real time.  It is important for you to know that PHSCC is making this transition in order to provide continued support to you in these challenging times. 

You may have a number of questions regarding TBH and making this transition including:

1. What is Telebehavioral Health (TBH) Services?

2. What are the Benefits and Risks of TBH?

3. Is TBH confidential?

4. What if I have a crisis or emergency?

5. What does it mean that my counselor is in training, under the supervision of a CAPS licensed clinician?

6. How do I set up an appointment and contact my counselor if I need to leave a message?

7. What do I need to do to prepare for TBH sessions?

The Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic has a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to answer all your concerns.

At PHSCC, counselors are committed to enhancing your personal wellness and success as a student. Our counselor’s look forward to continuing ongoing sessions with you through the end of the semester. Please feel free to contact the PSHCC at (415) 338-1024 if you have additional questions.

Sincerely,

Yolanda Gamboa, Ph.D.
Training Coordinator

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Peggy H. Smith Counseling ClinicThe Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic provides free individual, couple, or group counseling to registered San Francisco State University students during the Fall and Spring Semester. The clinic operates from September to May and is closed during the winter break and during the summer.

SF State students can make an appointment for an intake by calling (415) 338-1024. Students may be seen for weekly counseling sessions during the Fall and Spring semester.

The Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic is a graduate training clinic sponsored by Counseling & Psychological Services and the Department of Counseling and is staffed by second year trainees from the masters program in the Department of Counseling. All the trainees are supervised by licensed clinical counselors from Counseling & Psychological Services.

The clinical coordinator of the Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic is Yolanda Gamboa, PhD., Clinical Counselor with Counseling & Psychological Services.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic:
(415) 338-1024
Burk Hall, Room 117