Welcome to College of the Canyons Student Health & Wellness Center psychological services. Take advantage of our free services for currently enrolled students. We are here to help students to handle the stresses of college and to enhance the quality of your life at COC. With help to overcome or manage personal challenges, you will be better able to reach your maximal potential, both academic and personal. Counseling can improve your sense of well-being, optimism and self esteem. Our services reflect and understanding and respect for diversity, and we are here to support your emotional health.
Recent research by Dr. Daniel Goleman (Harvard) and Dr. Peter Salovey (Yale) have confirmed our observations and common sense. Your I.Q. and the facts you learn account for less than 25% of your ability to be successful in life. People who have a high Emotional Intelligence understand and manage strong feelings, persist in the face of frustrations and traumas, build strong healthy relationships, can listen well and lead others, and are more likely to be both happy and successful in their lives. These aspects of Emotional Intelligence are skills that we can help you to learn.
Psychological counseling is available at no cost to currently enrolled COC students for up to six visits per semester. Students meet with counselors at the Student Health & Wellness Center on the Valencia campus, Student Center 122. Common reasons to see a counselor include: relationship problems, loss of a loved one, loneliness, concerns about the future, anxiety interfering with academic success, depression, drug or alcohol issues, or as one part of an assessment for medical symptoms.
Short term individual, couple or group counseling,
Education and prevention programs, including classroom presentations,
Sponsor of Active Minds student club, and
Referrals to community resources when long-term counseling is needed.
All services are completely confidential, with certain legal exceptions. Medical and psychological counseling records at the Student Health & Wellness Center are confidential and kept separate from any other student records. Information can be released only when permission is granted in writing by the student. Appointments are recommended; crisis counseling is available whenever the health center is open.
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL 661-362-3259
Online mental health screening