Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  FALL 2020 SEMESTER & CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   The SCC campus is open on a limited basis for in-person classes or those with an appointment. All other classes and student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Counseling Services

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How can we help? 

The Counseling Services faculty are available to help students who wish to improve the quality of their academic and personal lives. We provide the following services:

Direct Care

  • Brief, solution-focused support
  • Focus on holistic wellbeing
  • Non-cognitive skills development**
  • Present and future decision-making
  • Mentoring, coaching, guidance
  • Goal setting and time management
  • Career counseling
  • Academic counseling
  • Crisis management

**Non-cognitive skills are related to motivation, integrity, and interpersonal interaction. Examples include: emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, mindset, resiliency, and verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Basic Needs Support

We can connect you to resources for:

  • Food insecurity/Hunger
  • Homelessness/Housing insecurity
  • Emergency grants
  • Department of Economic Security (DES)

Counseling Classes and Workshops

The Counseling Division offers a variety of Counseling/Personal Development (CPD) classes -- many of which transfer as university electives. In addition, we offer a series of personal growth courses in our Mindset for Success and Wellness workshops. To view the calendar of our CPD classes and personal growth workshops, please visit the Classes and Workshops page. If you have an idea for a workshop, suggest a workshop topic.

Community Referrals

Counseling faculty do not practice as behavioral health clinicians; therefore, you may be referred to one of the following community resources:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Long-term therapy
  • Clinical mental health care
  • Diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Resolution of significant past traumas
  • Specialized care (PTSD, addiction, family therapy, etc.)
  • Medication
  • Ongoing crisis and trauma care