Counseling Center

Attention Students!

Mendocino College is committed to protecting your health and safety. For the Fall 2022 semester, we have transitioned to more on-ground classes and student services.  All counselors will have designated days to accommodate in-person appointments, if preferred.  However, please know that remote services will continue to be offered through Zoom, Cranium Café and/or telephone.

NOTE: Students are not currently required to wear a facemask on campus either in an outdoor or indoor setting, but may choose to wear one. We ask that you do not come to campus if you are symptomatic with or without a confirmed case of covid-19.

To schedule an appointment with a counselor: Email: counselingappointments@mendocino.edu OR Call: 707-468-3048

If you are receiving services through the following Student Support Programs, you can also schedule an appointment by contacting:

CalWORKs: 707-467-1034
rfink@mendocino.edu

CAMP: 707-467-1026
jsanchez@mendocino.edu

DRC/DSPS: 707-468-3031
drc@mendocino.edu

EOPS/CARE: 707-468-3113 or 468-3115
eops-mc@mendocino.edu

About the Counseling Center - 707.468.3048

Seeing a counselor is probably one of the most important things you can do to ensure your academic success.  Mendocino College counselors help students clarify their needs, make decisions, set goals, and deal effectively with personal obstacles.  When you first meet with a counselor at Mendocino College, your counselor will advise you in selecting appropriate classes to get started and will help you to develop a plan to achieve your goal at Mendocino College.

Fall 2022 Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 9am - 5pm
First two weeks of the Semester: 9am - 6pm

The Counseling Center can further assist you by connecting you with any number of available services and College and Career Success courses. Below are some of the services you will find in the Counseling Center at Mendocino College.

Educational Planning

All college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan. This plan details the courses that must be completed in order to accomplish your educational objective.  New students are required to meet with a counselor to create an abbreviated ed plan (one or two semesters) to qualify for priority registration.  Before enrolling for a third semester, students are required to have a comprehensive ed plan.

Career Counseling

The goal of career counseling services is to help students learn how to make informed decisions in their educational and career choices. Whether you are undecided about your major/career or know exactly where you want to end up, speaking to a career counseling is a great way to ensure you make informed decisions when it comes to setting and reaching your goals. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with a career counselor prior to their first educational planning appointment. Virtual Career Counseling Workshops are offered, please see Career Counseling link for details, https://www.mendocino.edu/student-services/career-counseling

Schedule an appointment with Brenda Estrada, Adjunct Counselor by calling (707) 468-3048 or emailing bestrada@mendocino.edu.

Career Advising

Free career assessment is available through the Career Hub, located in MacMillan Hall, Room 1250 on the Ukiah campus. We will analyze your results and discuss them with you. The Hub also organizes an annual career fair and can assist you in preparing for a job interview and writing a résumé. For more information visit the Career Hub in MacMillan 1250 or contact them via their webpage mendocino.edu/career-hub.

Confidential Referral/Grade Check Program

Counselors support the instructional staff by encouraging confidential referrals of students. Students who respond will be offered help with personal issues that are hampering their progress and/or referred to other appropriate resources on and off campus. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor if they receive a letter regarding a referral.

Bilingual Counseling - Spanish

Si usted desea una cita de consejeria en Español, por favor llamar al Departamento de Consejeria al (707) 468-3048.

Personal Issues

We are here to discuss personal issues that may be affecting your academic progress.

Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counselors can provide short-term personal counseling to students for mild to moderate personal life issues, family, or other social concerns that may impact academic success. Counselors may refer students to the CARE Team, Health Services, community mental health providers, and community resources for further assistance as needed.

Metal health counselors are available to help you on an individual basis. To schedule an appointment, call 707-468-3048. For details, https://www.mendocino.edu/student-services/counseling/mental-health-counseling

Transfer Counseling

College catalogs are available in the Transfer Center or online.  College representatives visit the Center in the fall and spring.  College and University Day is going to be help October 4th.  A variety of transfer workshops are also offered throughout the year. Call (707) 468-3045 for more information.