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Counseling Services

Types of Counseling

Counseling Office Front Counter Solano College offers the following types of counseling, free of charge:

  • Academic Counseling - assistance to students in selecting a major, educational planning, certificate, associate degree and transfer requirements, as well as strategies for students to effectively deal with low grades, study habit, and effective course planning
  • Career Counseling - assistance to students in developing career goals based on their interests, abilities and achievements. Please visit the Career Center for assistance with these topics as well.
    Other helpful resources include:
  • Disability Services Program (DSP) - a program that provides services for students with physical, communication, learning disabilities, psychological disabilities or other medical problems
  • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) - a program that offers services to students who are both financially and educationally disadvantaged
  • International Student Program - a program that provides counseling and assistance to students from other countries who are studying on F-1 Visas
  • Puente Project - a program designed to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations (The Puente Project is open to all interested students.)
  • Transfer Center - access to information to facilitate transfer to four-year colleges, universities and vocational schools, and/or career life pursuits for students
  • Veteran's Affairs - assistance to veterans or qualified dependents in applying for and receiving education benefits for various G.I. bills

Wellness Counseling

  • In partnership with JFK University, PsyD or MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy) recent graduates or current students of JFK University provide brief (6-8 sessions) mental health therapy. The therapists will be supervised by JFK faculty as they accrue hours toward licensure. These services are FREE and first-come, first-served based on availability and appropriateness of the issues to the type of services provided.

  •  Referral Process

    • Come to Counseling Services, building 400, call the front desk 707-864-7101, email counseling@solano.edu to pick up or be emailed a referral form, or fill in the Wellness Referral Form and email or return in person.
    • After turning in the referral form, it will be reviewed by JFK Wellness Counselors who will contact the student directly to assess needed services and set up appointments (due to the nature of brief therapy, there may be a wait time, which the therapist will discuss with any potential client).

    **Please note, wellness counseling is NOT for immediate crisis situations.  If you feel you are in immediate crisis, please call police services or the resources below**

    Crisis Text Line-Free 24/7 and Confidential (Text "Courage" to 741741)
    Solano County 24 Hour Crisis Line (707) 428-113

What Can Wellness Counselors Help Students With?

Test Anxiety

Managing work, family and school responsibilities

Acclimating to College life (e.g. organizational skills, course load management)

Cultural and Familial Issues

Relationship Issues

Life transitions

Conflicts and/or exploration of Identity

Issues relating to LGBTQ identity

Housing issues/homelessness/unemployment

Substance use (personal or familial)

Trauma/PTSD

Crisis, Self/harm, suicide (not crisis counselors)

Abuse/DV/IPV

grief/loss

Anxiety

Depression

Academic Underachievement

Classroom behavioral issues

Acting out behaviors

Social interaction issues

Family crisis

Low self-esteem

Divorce/separation

And More!

 

 Information for Faculty/Staff

The Assisting Emotionally Distressed Students Guidelines for Faculty and Staff at Solano Community College packet can provide more information and insights to assist students on campus, including emergency contact information, the early alert program referral, and external resources.