A counselor with two students at the Mesa College transfer center

The counseling offices at San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar colleges offer a number of services to assist and facilitate academic, career and personal student growth.

Counseling Appointments

One hour counseling appointments are available to help students with educational planning, transfer planning, career planning and to discuss personal issues related to academic goals. Appointments must be scheduled in advance by contacting the Counseling Office on campus. Note that all transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities must be on file and evaluated prior to scheduling an appointment. Appointments are only available during certain times of the year. Contact the Counseling Office on campus for the most up-to-date schedule.

Contact the Counseling Office on campus or visit the college websites for more information.

Counseling Office
Office A-366 
Counseling website
Counseling Office
Office I4-303
Counseling website
Counseling Office
Office K1-203
Counseling website


Career Counseling

Counselors offer guidance to those students who are uncertain of their career path. Students are encouraged to explore career possibilities through the guidance of career counselors, use of research materials and career assessment tools.

Mental Health Counseling

College students often experience stressors while trying to balance the demands of their academic and personal lives. Without help, stress and problems can intensify, impacting personal wellness and academic success. Our goal is to help students benefit fully from the college experience by supporting personal, social, and emotional well-being that offers a welcoming environment in which to promote mental wellness including the values of Dignity, Respect, Professionalism, Cultural Competence, and Self-Worth.

Mental Health Counseling
Office A-180 
Mental Health Website
Health and Psychological Counseling Services
Office I4-209
Mental Health Website
Mental Health Services
619-388-7881 or 888-724-7240
Office K2-102
Mental Health Website


San Diego County Behavioral Health Services


Personal Counseling

Students may also receive personal counseling from the Counseling Office. Counselors will provide support to those students with issues arising from managing the stress of school life and personal life. Personal counseling sessions will be kept confidential. Mental Health Services are also available. Contact the Health Services Office on campus for assistance.

Services are offered in one-hour counseling appointments, on a walk-in basis, and online.

Online Counseling

Online workshops, orientation, academic skills assessments and other counseling resources are available through the college counseling websites.

Walk-in Counseling

A 5-15 minute walk-in session is available throughout the academic year to students with brief questions. Students may walk into the Counseling Office on campus and speak with a walk-in counselor on a first-come, first-served basis.


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