Short-Term Confidential Mental Health Counseling
The Garfield Campus offers short-term and crisis mental health counseling to students enrolled in noncredit programs or classes. Students typically receive 12 sessions and, if they are interested in further counseling, are given referrals for other mental health professionals in the community. Issues that are typically addressed in this counseling include, but are not limited to, the following:
- stress management
- relationship issues
- with a spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, partner
- with a child
- with a parent
- with a sibling
- coping with unemployment
- adjusting to being a student again after a long time period of time
- problems with attention and concentration
- improving communication skills
- improving conflict resolution skills
- anger management
- becoming more assertive
- improving self-esteem and self-confidence
- improving sleep
- coping with chronic illness
- improving organizational skills (at work, in school, at home)
Students interested in scheduling an appointment can obtain a referral slip from an instructor or staff member, or they can go to the first floor office and request an appointment. The office staff will ask for a student ID number to verify that the student is an enrolled noncredit student. For more information, call 818-240-1000, ext. 5035 and speak to Maral Matossian or call ext. 5678 after 4:30 pm.
Margaret Mansour is the mental health counselor at the Garfield Campus.
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