Mental Health Services

Are you or somebody you care for in crisis?

Why would I need Mental Health Services?

Life for college students can be stressful.

Many people experience times in their lives when some type of outside assistance would be helpful in order to look at a situation more objectively, explore options, and identify new strategies or solutions. This help can come from various sources. As a student at College of the Desert, you are eligible to receive psychological counseling from a trained professional.

Is there a fee?

Mental Health Services is a free service for enrolled students. These services and a variety of other student health services are funded by your student health fees paid at the beginning of each semester.

What services are provided?

  • Confidential Mental Health Counseling (for personal problems, including issues with alcohol and substance abuse, or questions)
  • Brief Preventive Intervention (prompt assistance for urgent matters, such as a significant personal or mental health emergency)
  • Evaluation/Screening (short tests to screen for depression, anxiety, or other psychological symptoms or disorders)
  • Referrals (to on-campus departments or to off-campus resources for more specialized services including resources for alcohol and substance abuse issues)
  • Information (printed information and educational presentations related to mental health and wellness)

How do I schedule an appointment ?

Call (760-776-7211), make an online appointment, or come in to Student Health Services, located in the Cravens Student Services Center on the First Floor.