Counseling Services Offered
Counselors are available to assist students with academic, transfer, career and personal counseling. Degree, transfer or certificate seeking students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for a comprehensive educational plan by the time they have completed 15 units. Services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment.
Make an appointment to develop an Educational Plan!
- Abbreviated Educational Plan (AEP), one - two semesters only
- Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), lists all classes required for your educational goal
Academic counseling begins with educational goal-setting; exploring educational options and opportunities; evaluating educational backgrounds, and providing the student with clear, concise and up-to-date educational information. Counselors are able to assist the student who is still undecided about his or her major.
Transfer counseling provides students with valuable information on admissions requirements and procedures; appropriate sequencing of classes, and support in making informed decisions about their transfer options.
- Career counseling provides the student with an opportunity for clarification and integration
of career and educational goals; the study of careers and lifestyles; and vocational
and career assessment testing. Counselors provide courses and one-to-one career counseling.
Students interested in completing a career assessment can use Career Coach or True Colors in Eureka. Students are encouraged to keep a copy of their results and schedule an appointment with a counselor.
Watch this short video to learn more about what Career Coach is all about!
* Career and Interest Assessment
* Browse careers and wages
True Colors in Eureka
Create an account using Mission College site code YIQPMHQ
* True Colors Self-assessment
Crisis counseling is available for students in acute emotional distress or for those experiencing a personal crisis that requires immediate attention. For help come to the Counseling Office SEC 139 or call (408) 855-5555. For situations when a student is a potential danger to self or others, call 911.
Personal counseling is available through the Counseling Office and Student Health Services for non-urgent matters.
Counseling Office: Personal counseling is provided on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Personal counseling can help students resolve issues that interfere with school. These problems can include: dealing with death, illness, divorce; problems with parents, spouses or significant others; dealing with feelings that arise because of lack of financial or emotional support; stress management and coping skills; improving self esteem; overcoming test anxiety; and more.
- Student Health Services: Personal counseling is available for up to 5 - 6 sessions per semester through a partnership with AACI (Asian-Americans for Community Involvement) mental health professionals. Please check out the Student Health Services Mental Health Resources for additional details and resources. SEC 106, 408-855-5140.
- Need help? Text "COURAGE" to 741741 a free, confidential 24/7 crisis counseling service. Many of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime. All of us have a reason to speak up. Provided by www.EachMindMatters.org (funded by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act, Prop 63).