Unfortunately, due to the limitations of remote therapy, Psychological Services staff are unable to engage in therapy with students who are actively in crisis.
If you are a student and you are:
- Experiencing thoughts or urges to harm others or end someone else’s life
- Having suicidal thoughts
- Experiencing thoughts or urges to harm yourself or end your life
- Actively engaging in self-harm
- the National Crisis Line at 800.273.8255
- the Central Valley Crisis Line at 888.506.5991
- or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
If you are a student and you would like to set up therapy, please fill out our online intake form. If you are unable to complete the form due to technical issues, you can complete the PDF version of the form located here: PDF Intake Formand email it to us directly at PsychServices@SCCCD.edu.
You can also call the Psychological Services main line (559) 443 - 8687 to let us know you are interested in therapy. Please leave a message with your name, student identification number, and phone number, and one of our clinicians will return the message within 5 - 7 business days.
All current active students of Fresno City College (and any community college within the State Center Community College District) are eligible for clinical services. In the event that a student drops their coursework, services may be terminated and appropriate referrals will be offered.
Students may seek Psychological Services for various reasons. The following are some common student concerns: adjustment to college, anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, personal growth and exploration, grief and loss, stress and anger management, and questions regarding sexual orientation or gender identity.
Intake (Triage) Process
During the initial intake/triage session, students are informed of SCCCD Psychological Services policies as well as their rights as a client, the limits of confidentiality, and other information pertinent to clinical settings. The best treatment referral options for the student are determined by the therapist during this session, which may include a referral for therapy outside the clinic with a community-based therapist or other resource.
Once students have completed their intake with Psychological Services staff, the therapist will let the student know what treatment is recommended. Students may be asked to pursue any of the following options:
- Online individual therapy through Psychological Services at SCCCD
- Online group therapy through Psychological Services at SCCCD
- Assessment through Psychological Services at SCCCD
If the therapist determines that the most comprehensive treatment for the student cannot be best addressed by SCCCD Psychological Services, the student may be referred to:
- Free individual therapy through the Gary W. Cannon Psychological Services Center, operated by the California School of Professional Psychology at Fresno's Alliant University: PSC Website
- Our list of community resources, which include psychiatric services, psychotherapy services, crisis hotlines, and other community clinics/services.
If you are a student with concerns about another student, please review the Crisis Do’s & Don’ts for Students for assistance.
If you are a current or previous client of Psychological Services at any SCCCD campus, we invite you to fill out our survey: Satisfaction Survey.
Currently, Psychological Services offices across all campuses are closed due to COVID-19. However, Psychological Services is still offering free online therapy to current SCCCD students via phone or Zoom meetings.
All online therapy services with SCCCD Psychological Services therapists are only available for State Center Community College District students over the age of 18 that are currently enrolled in classes.
Online therapy services are offered Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, with the exception of holidays and observed campus breaks (spring break/winter break). During the summer semester, Psychological Services hours are 8am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday.
Online Individual Therapy
If you are a student and you would like to set up individual therapy, please fill out our online intake form. If you are unable to complete the form due to technical issues, you can complete the PDF version of the form located here: PDF Intake Formand email it to us directly at PsychServices@SCCCD.edu.
You can also call the Psychological Services main line to let us know you are interested in therapy. Please leave a message with your name, student identification number, and phone number, and one of our clinicians will return the message within 5-7 business days.
Online Group Therapy
Psychological Services is excited to offer 10 ongoing group therapy opportunities per week, open to all currently enrolled SCCCD students 18 or over!
Groups offered in Spring 2021:
- Rainbow Radar Mon 3pm-4pm: LGBTQIA+ support
- Anxiety Toolbox Weds 9am-10am: Learn skills to cope with anxiety
- Healthy Relationships Weds 10am-11am: Relationships & boundaries
- Body Project Weds 11am-12pm: 2-Week body image workshop
- Parenting Group Weds 3pm-4pm: Parenting during the pandemic
If you are interested in any of the above groups, please fill out our Group Consent Form.
Psychological Services also hosts Talking Circles, intended to be a safe place for students to express their feelings on specific topics. In Talking Circles, SCCCD therapists act more as a moderator than a therapist, as the focus is on helping students feel heard. If you are interested in one of our Talking Circles, you can email PsychServices@SCCCD.edu or complete our Talking Circle Form to be added to the mailing list for upcoming Talking Circles.
Talking Circles offered in Spring 2021:
- Justice & Healing Circle for Students: Wednesdays at 2pm
- Justice & Healing Circle (Clovis Staff & Faculty only): Wednesdays at 12pm
- FCC Support & Solidarity Talking Circle: 4/21/2021 at 12pm
- Thriving in College With ADHD & Learning Disabilities: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 1pm
- Stop Asian Hate Talking Circle for Students: 5/13/2021 at 1pm
- Stop Asian Hate Talking Circle for Staff: 5/14/2021 at 1pm
If you would like to be kept informed of upcoming TBD Talking Circles or sign up for an upcoming Talking Circle, complete the form here: Talking Circles Info Request Form.
SCCCD Psychological Services offers multiple types of psychological testing for students. If you have concerns that your education is being impacted by an undiagnosed mental health condition such as ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder or Depression, please email us at PsychServices@SCCCD.edu for further information about our assessment services.
The following psychological services are canceled/postponed during this time and will resume once staff are allowed to return to the campus and see students face-to-face:
- Walk-In Crisis Services
- On-campus and community outreach/events
If you are a faculty member or administrator with non-emergency concerns about a student and you would like to consult with a member of Psychological Services, please call our mainline at 559.443.8687 and leave a message. Alternatively, you can email the department at PsychServices@SCCCD.edu. A clinician will return the message within 2 – 3 business days.
At this time, staff who have a student in serious crisis (disclosing harm to self or harm to others) should immediately call their Campus Police department or local police to evaluate the student rather than referring to Psychological Services in order to ensure the safety of the student.
If you are unsure, please review the Crisis Do’s & Don’ts for Staff.