Student Mental Health postcard.

The Ohlone Student Health Center recognizes that mental health is a key element in the academic success of our students.  To that end, we are please to provide mental health counseling, free of charge, to our students.  

Personal counseling services:

  • Students can meet with a personal counselor for a number of sessions each semester
  • Please be aware that our counseling services follow the academic student calendar and counselors do not meet with students during scheduled holidays or school breaks
  • Services are not 24-hour, nor year-round
  • Check out our brochure

We are committed to providing service to the numbers of students seeking assistance. There is a high demand for personal counseling services. A missed appointment impacts another student who could have taken the slot. Please be responsible. The cancellation policy is a 24-hour advanced notice.

Please note:  If you miss an appointment without giving notice within 24 hours, you will be reminded. If you should miss a second appointment without notice, you automatically forfeit your opportunity for personal counseling services, and will have to wait until the following semester.

Mental Health postcard.Students are invited to explore a wide range of issues during personal counseling sessions, such as:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Safety from suicidal thinking
  • Forgiveness, grief, loss
  • Success
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Relationship
  • Integrity
  • Setting personal boundaries
  • Self-management skills/time management
  • Self-discovery … what makes them come alive in life
  • Listening to their internal language
  • Interpersonal and Assertive Communication
  • Problem solving 
  • Gender orientation

Mental health and crisis hotlines

Name Hotlines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
24-hour Crisis Support Services of Alameda County 1-800-309-2131
Crisis Text Line Text COURAGE to 741741


Mental Health Intern/Trainee Program

Ohlone College Student Health Center is excited to start our Mental Health Intern/Trainee Program which will start/end with the traditional school year. Please click on links below for a program description and application. 

Ohlone College mental health interns/trainees will provide the following clinical services:

  • Intake
  • Clinical assessment and treatment planning
  • Individual short-term counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community linkages and referrals
  • Facilitation of support groups

Ohlone’s mental health program includes a focus on prevention, education, and early intervention services. Mental health interns/trainees will also have an opportunity to provide non-clinical services, including:

  • Conducting mental health educational presentations for classes and other student groups
  • Delivering workshops on stress management and student success topics
  • Conducting outreach
  • Collaborating with Student Wellness Ambassadors on program planning of events and campaigns



Alameda County Mental Health Navigator Training Program

Ohlone College is pleased to spearhead a pilot project to train students on supporting their peers in understanding and connecting to the community-based mental health care system.

Image credits: Nina Nguyen.