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Counseling Services

Counseling Services is committed to personal development and professional advancement of students engaged in an arts-based educational environment fostering creativity, curiosity, and diversity. Counseling Services encourages student success and well-being by providing a broad spectrum of mental health services, including individual and couples therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, workshops on mental health topics, and outreach.

For questions about our services and our clinicians please call the CCA Counseling Main Voicemail 510.594.3670. (Please note that this voicemail is for non-urgent issues but is checked multiple times daily M-F and that you will receive a return call within 24-48 on weekdays)

For general questions about counseling services during business hours (M-F 8am-430pm) please call our Administrative Specialist Persephone Hamilton at 415 703 9570

CCA mental health crisis hotline: 510.594.5099. (For Urgent Immediate Assistance)


As the College transitions back to in-person instruction, the Counseling Center will offer services in a hybrid (in-person and tele-mental-health services) format. Please take the following into consideration:

  • Scheduling for appointments for the Spring 2021 Semester are available until Friday May 13th 2022 on the student health portal.

  • Summer 2022 appointments will be available online starting Monday June 6th, 2022 and will be available until Friday July 29th, 2022.

  • Scheduling for appointments for the Summer 2022 Semester will be available starting on Friday, June 3rd 2022. Please visit our Tele-Mental-Health page to learn how to schedule an appointment.

  • ALL FIRST APPOINTMENTS will take place on ZOOM. (In your first session you and your counselor will discuss your options regarding in-person and tele-mental- health services.)

  • In person services are available ONGOING counseling, please discuss this option with your counselor.

  • In accordance with CCA’s vaccine policy in-person appointments require an attestation of vaccination, please be prepared to attest that you are vaccinated and are asymptomatic at your first in person appointment. If you qualify for a vaccine exemption comparable services will be offered via tele-health.

  • Face masking is required in the Counseling Center at all times regardless of your vaccination status.