Counseling Services

Counseling is currently providing both telehealth appointments, and in person appointments at the Hayward clinic.

Schedule an appointment at, call (510) 885-3735, or email

See what students are saying about our counseling services below!

  • "Honestly I would not have survived quarantine without the help of the wonderful counselors here."
  • "My counselor was AMAZING. She created a safe space for to open up and really make some progress on my mental health."
  • "My experience has been amazing . . . Being able to share what I was feeling and going through made all the difference."
  • "Each counseling session was such a safe and therapeutic space for me to address all my issues and concerns. . . My counselor was absolutely fantastic."
  • "It helped me in ways I couldn't imagine and at a time when I was self destructing and did not know where to turn."
  • "I have heard of safe space before, but I never really understood it or felt it until attending the group counseling sessions. The counselors created a space where I felt comfortable opening up and expressing myself honestly and without fear of judgement."
  • "(My counselor) saved my life. . . I am eternally grateful that this service was available to me, and that I got the care I need."
  • "This experience has brought on new changes in my life I didn't think were possible and it feels really good. I felt like I don't have to be stuck on the 'bad days' all the time."
  • "I feel seen, heard, and supported. I appreciate the compassionate and non-judgmental care given by SHCS staff. I look forward to this group every week."
  • "I feel calmer, happier and more equipped to handle challenging situations. I wish I would have started counseling a long time ago!"
  • "I was a bit scared because I had never gone to counseling before and did not know how to start, but my counselor made it easy and comfortable for me to open up."

Wellness Resources

Online Wellness Resources

A variety of online wellness resources organized by topic and community.

Self-Help Videos

Self-Help videos from our counselors.  For more like this, check out our YouTube channel, SHCS Counseling.

On-Campus Resources

Links to on-campus student support resources.

Meet the Counselors

Meet the Counseling staff, including bios and a short introduction video from each.