Mental Health Services

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Mesa College's Student Health Services provides a safe and private place for you to discuss your mental health concerns with a caring professional. Make an appointment to receive free, one-on-one counseling for issues including stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, questions about identity, and other issues you may be experiencing.

Students who are enrolled in a for credit class at Mesa may receive services at Student Health.
  • Students in a non-credit class are not eligible.
  • Continuing Education students are not eligible even if they attend on the Mesa Campus.
  • SDCCD students who are enrolled in a for-credit class at Mesa, City or Miramar can go to any Student Health office.

Why Should I See A Counselor?

At Mesa College, counseling services are free because we believe all students should have the opportunity to speak with a counselor about issues impacting their mental health. That includes you! We'll help you cope with the stress of college life and the challenges you face on a daily basis tied to your identity, background, and experiences. Were here to listen and support you.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment to meet with a nurse practitioner, physician, or counselor, you may either call 619-388-2774 or visit Student Health Services in person in I4-209. Please be prepared to discuss your health concerns so we can find the appropriate provider for your visit. If you can no longer make your appointment, please call us at least 24 hours ahead of your scheduled appointment time to cancel or reschedule. There is a late cancellation/no show fee of $5.00 for all appointment services.

Find a Support Group

Participate in a weekly mental health support group and take advantage of the opportunity to practice self care, have fun, and make meaningful connections with your Mesa College peers. Whether you need help with stress management, want to play games, or are a Black student, LGBTQIA student, or ally hoping to engage in facilitated dialogue and support, theres a community for you at Mesa College.
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Conduct a Quick Self-Evaluation

ULifelines Self Evaluator tool screens for thirteen of the most common health conditions experienced by college students. While the screening is not intended to provide a diagnosis, it can help you identify problems that may be impacting your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and provide you with helpful information about these conditions and how to reach out for help.

Access the ULifeline Self Evaluator tool

Community Counseling Referrals

  • San Diego State University (SDSU): Center for Community Counseling & Engagement
    Address: 4283 El Cajon Blvd, Suite # 215. San Diego, CA 92105
    Phone: 619-594-4918

  • The Center: Gay/Lesbian/Bi and Transgender Support
    Referral specialist for counseling: 619-692-2077 x208 or email:
    Transgender-competent counseling: 619-692-2077 x118 or see above referral specialist
    Hillcrest main number: 619-690-2077

  • Narrative Initiatives San Diego (NISD)
    Address: 3636 Fifth Avenue, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92103
    Sliding scale: $30-$75 per session (MFT residency program)
    Phone: 619-786-7184

  • SDSU Psychology Clinic
    Short-term. Doctoral students in clinical psychology. Psychological assessment services. Individualized and group programs for eating disorders, smoking, high blood pressure, and other health-related problems. Fees $15-95.
    Clinic Hours:
    Monday-Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
    Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Friday Closed.
    Address: 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 102. San Diego, CA 92120.
    Phone: 619-594-5134

  • Jewish Family Service of San Diego
    (You do not have to be Jewish - varied beliefs accepted)
    Address: 8804 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
    Phone: 858-637-3210

  • United Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
    Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) are seen including Psychiatric visits/meds/group and individual counseling for $37.00 per year. Must be 18 years old and of Asian descent.
    Address: 2359 Ulric Street (Behind the Mini Mart)
    Phone: 858-268-4933

  • Center for Mindful Relationships
    (Sliding Scale- in some cases) Fees based on net income and the lowest rates with MFT graduate students start at $40/hr or $50/90min. A couples or family session is $50/hr or $70/90 minutes. MFT-Is: $90/hour. LMFTs who charge $125/hour. Anger management classes $25/session -completion certificate after 12 sessions. Classes on Saturday 9am-10:30 and Tuesday 10:30am - noon. Classes are open and can be started at any time.
    Address: 2333 1st Ave #203, San Diego, CA 92101
    Phone: 619-685-0041

  • Gifford Clinic Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Services
    UCSD Provides outpatient evaluation and psychosocial rehabilitative services. Provides care coordination, psycho-pharmacology, and psychotherapy
    Address: 140 Arbor Dr San Diego, CA 92103; 8-6 M-Th, 8-5 F
    Phone: 619-543-6250

  • County Mental Health
    Walk in OK- plan is to see psych within 2 hours and will prescribe meditation and if needed. Will fill prescription free for 30 days.
    Address: 3853 Rosecrans Street. San Diego, CA 92106
    Phone: 619-692-8232
    Open: Mon-Fri
    Time: 10AM - 5PM; Walk-in clinic.

  • Jane Westin Center (Medi-Cal provider)
    Address: 1045 9th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101
    Phone: 619-235-2600
    Walk-In Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.