Personal Counseling Services support students in their academic success and personal development. Our services are personalized, confidential and do not transfer with academic records. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (M.F.T) can provide up to six free counseling sessions per student per semester. Referrals to community resources for additional counseling and mental health resources are also available.

If you are a staff or faculty looking for resources to deal with student mental health concerns, please visit Creating Spaces: Understanding Students with Mental Health Challenges site. 

Call to make an appointment:

  • San Luis Obispo Campus (805) 546-3171
  • North County Campus (805) 591-6200 ext. 4207

If you or someone your care about is suicidal, in crisis, or after clinic hours call:

  • Hotline: 1-800-549-4499
  • Public Safety: SLO (805) 546-3911 or NCC (805) 591-4911

Our Services Include the Following:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Couples Counseling - Heterosexual & Gay & Lesbian
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Education and Outreach
  • Consultation


Counseling Services Available for Personal and Social Concerns:

  • Stress
  • Test Anxiety
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bi-Sexual Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Family Issues
  • Violence Issues
  • Roommate Concerns
  • Anger Issues
  • Substance Misuse or Abuse,
  • Boundary and Limit Setting Skills
  • Suicide Prevention and Awareness
  • Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault


Not Included in Personal Counseling Services:

  • Medication Prescription or Drug Evaluation
  • Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
  • Students who are currently abusing alcohol or other drugs and are not willing to take definitive steps towards addressing their substance abuse issues
  • Students who are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of the session.
  • Psychodiagnostic Testing (i.e. intelligence & personality tests)
  • Testing for Mental or Learning Disorders (i.e. Attention Deficit Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Schizophrenia, or learning disabilities)
  • Treatment for serious mental disorders that require either hospitalization and/or board and care treatment.