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Counseling Services

Palo Alto College provides mental health counseling services free of charge to enrolled students. Licensed personal counselors and counselor student interns are available to provide free short-term or crisis counseling. If you believe that you need long-term help, you will be referred to the appropriate external resources.

For assistance with other student resources like financial aid, advising, and registration, please follow this link to Student Resources.

If you need information about community resources such as childcare, financial assistance for college, medical or dental care, legal assistance, and assistance for military families, you can access the online Community Resource Guide or come in to the office location listed in the academic catalog. All resources listed are free or low-cost and are available in Bexar and surrounding counties.

Students are encouraged to speak with a counselor to develop strategies that will promote academic and personal success.

Who may use counseling services?

Currently enrolled students may meet with a counselor for up to three sessions per topic. There is nolimit for group sessions or other events.

Consultation services are also available to faculty and staff with student concerns.

How do i make an appointment?

There are two ways to make an appointment:

  • Call 210-486-3750
  • Stop by the office during business hours

How much does it cost?

Services are free to currently enrolled students.

How long do sessions last?

Typically each appointment lasts about an hour. When you schedule your first appointment, you may be asked to arrive a few minutes early to complete some background information.

What kinds of groups are offered?

Counseling Services offers groups and presentations on a variety of topics:

  • Relationships
  • Family dynamics
  • Finding your life work
  • Managing stress
  • Goal setting & time management
  • Returning adults

What concerns are addressed in counseling?

Students come in to Counseling Services for all areas of focus. Below is a list of some of them:

  • Academic performance
  • Adjustment to college
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Cutting/self-injury
  • Dating/loss of relationship
  • Depression/mood swings
  • Career indecision/gaining selfknowledge
  • Time management and life planning

Mental Health Counseling

Contact Information

Personal Counselor:
Rhonda O'Cana, LPC-S

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