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The Initial Consultation

Counseling Services

Request an Initial Counseling Consultation 

STEP 1: To schedule an initial consult, please call 760-750-4915. (Please be advised that this is with a mental health professional and not an appointment for academic counseling.)

STEP 2: Complete Forms for an Initial Consult. After scheduling the appointment with SHCS, please log into Cougar Apps. (From an off-campus computer, this form must be accessed through CougarApps. Log in to CougarApps, open a browser, and browse back to this webpage.) Please ensure that you have the DUO Multi-Factor Authentication installed on your mobile device. 

Once logged in, and you're back on this page, click the "Counseling Forms" shortcut below to fill out forms.  If it’s your first time seeking services, complete Counseling Forms for an Initial Consultation. Other forms can be completed at the direction of your counselor.

Counseling Forms

STEP 3: Complete consent forms listed below before your appointment time. Please have these ready to share via zoom when you have the appointment with your counselor. 


DUE TO LIMITED HOURS OF OPERATION BECAUSE OF COVID-19, WE WILL NOT BE TAKING WALK IN FOR CONSULTS.  Please call to schedule a consult. 


Walk in hours in the morning begin at 8:00 am; walk in hours in the afternoon begin at 1:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 12 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Initial consult appointments for new students are available at SHCS. Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides same-day, walk-in hours for first-time initial consults for students who have never been seen before or who have not been connected to counseling within that same semester on a first come, first served availability. 

You are encouraged to arrive early to acquire one of the consultations spots. Consultations are scheduled at:

Day  Morning IC Appointements Afternoon IC Appointments
Monday 9 am, 9:40 am, 10:20 am and 11:00 am 2:00 pm, 2:40 pm,  3:20 pm and 4:00 pm
 Tuesday 9 am, 9:40 am, 10:20 am and 11:00 am 2:00 pm, 2:40 pm,  3:20 pm and 4:00 pm 
 Wednesday 9 am, 9:40 am, 10:20 am and 11:00 am 2:00 pm, 2:40 pm,  3:20 pm and 4:00 pm
 Thursday 9 am, 9:40 am, 10:20 am and 11:00 am 2:00 pm, 2:40 pm,  3:20 pm and 4:00 pm
 Friday 9 am, 9:40 am, 10:20 am and 11:00 am 2:00 pm, 2:40 pm,  3:20 pm and 4:00 pm

Please have your ID available to show the front desk. 

Please be advised that students will need to complete our initial paperwork which can take up to 30 minutes. An initial consultation will not be set until all initial paperwork is completed. Students will be seen for 20-30 minutes to assess presenting needs to determine best course of treatment.

Students who have been previously seen at SHCS within that semester can call 760-750-4915 or walk-in to the center and ask to be connected with the therapist that they worked with previously.