Specialist noting problems of young woman at psychotherapy session.

Life is not always smooth sailing, especially considering the demands of college. Mission College employs professional counselors with whom you may explore issues or share concerns about life with.

Our counselors are available to help you with academic, personal, mental or social issues that may be interfering with your academic success. We provide confidential, short term, non-therapeutic counseling. Schedule a meeting or drop-in to chat with us.

Reasons to seek Counseling

Some of the most common problems for which students seek help include the following:

  • Difficulty concentrating or completing academic tasks
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Issues of grief and loss
  • Difficulty managing stress
  • Adjustment concerns
  • Relating with peers
  • Coping with academic pressures and problems
  • Lack of motivation

Benefits from Counseling

The counseling process is an educational experience.  Not only will you learn about yourself, but also new skills with which to cope with personal, social, and academic demands. You may gain:

  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem.
  • The ability to explore feelings.
  • The ability to manage stress effectively.
  • Insight into personal issues.
  • The ability to make positive changes in your life

Mental Health Counseling

We will also make an appropriate referral to a mental health specialist or other intervention if needed.

Psychotherapy and mental health counseling services are available to all currently-enrolled students free of charge. Services are free and confidential, and offered without regard to your citizenship status.