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Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling

Free, confidential personal counseling is available for all currently enrolled students who pay the student health fee, regardless of their citizenship status.

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Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Nadia Vulfovich

To schedule appointment with Nadia, please email her at nadia.vulfovich@wvm.edu. Please include your name, phone number and ID. 

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Melissa DaPonte

To schedule appointment with Melissa, please email her at melissa.daponte@missioncollege.edu. Please include your name, phone number and ID. 

What Does Mental Health Counseling at Mission College Include?

  • Individual psychotherapy, up to 8 sessions per semester
  • Referral to DSPS accommodations
  • Information and referral to campus and community resources
Do I Need to Have a Serious Psychological Issue to Get Help?

No. Students come with all types of concerns, big or small.

What are Some Things I Can Talk About?
  • Whatever is on your mind
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Relationships and communication
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Death or loss
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Academic pressure
  • Depression and loneliness
  • Sexuality and gender
  • Disordered eating
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Sexual assault
Who Are the Staff?

Licensed mental health professional

What About Privacy? Are Services Confidential?

Yes. Student Health Services maintains a strict policy of confidentiality with HIPAA guidelines.

For Crisis Help:

  • email nadia.vulfovich@wvm.edu for Nadia's quickest availabily 
  • 24 Hour Suicide and Crisis Service, County of Santa Clara: 855-278-4204
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
  • 911 for Life Threatening Emergencies
  • Crisis Text Line: Text COURAGE to 741741