Our personal therapy services support students in their academic success and personal development. Our services are personalized, confidential and do not transfer with academic records. We have a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) that can provide up to six free therapy sessions per student per semester. Therapists also provide referrals for any mental health treatments that require long term or specialized care, such as: medication evaluation, drug and alcohol treatment, diagnostic testing, and treatment of serious mental health disorders or hospitalization.

Our Services Include
Individual therapy Couples therapy Consultation Stress
Grief and loss
Group therapy Crisis prevention and intervention Referrals for long-term care Depression
Disordered eating
LGBTQIA+ Education and outreach Referrals for drug and alcohol services


Self esteem
Roommate concerns
Anger management
Boundary and limit setting skills
Self-harm and/or suicidal ideation
Sexual harassment/sexual assault


  • Consultations are conducted by telephone and Zoom at this time due to Health Center closure following COVID19 precautions. Please click on appointments, visit our virtual lobby or email us at studenthealthcenter@cuesta.edu
  •  Educational Repository: Digital, educational, communicative material to promote health and well-being among our Cuesta Community.
  • Student in crisis Quick Guide: Know the signs, assess for suicide, respond and give resources.
  • Health Services also offers access to Guided Imagery. Guided imagery is the easiest, most user-friendly form of meditation you can find.  It’s simply listening to words and music that guide you on a positive journey, where you imagine yourself relaxing and doing well, with all your senses.  To try out guided imagery you have these 2 options:


MindWise screening

The college years are an exciting time of personal growth, but they can also bring academic, social, and financial pressures, which can worsen underlying mental health and substance use issues. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional.
Students can take the screening on their phone, a laptop, or tablet, anonymously, free and from the privacy of their own place. Immediately following the brief questionnaire, you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

Click here to take a screening TODAY!

Are you worried about a friend or classmate?

College can be stressful at times. Build the confidence to talk with a friend who may need help

Take 30 minutes to complete the Kognito At-Risk Online Interactive Training 

  • Recognize the common signs of emotional distress
  • Approach peers with greater skill and confidence
  • Effectively refer peers to campus mental health services
  • Learn about college-specific mental health services and referral process
  • Click here, create an account using your Cuesta email to login and access to  free training videos.