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Crisis Care

For Life Threatening Emergencies:

Call 911

Or go to your nearest Emergency Room

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For other crisis needs 24/7:

  • Call (949) 824-6457 and select Option # 2

    ♦   Or 1-866-817-9842

    ♦   Text “Home” to 741741

Meet the Coaches

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Jessica R. Ortega, Ph.D

Jessica R. Ortega, Ph.D

Coordinator & Advisor

Life Coaches are a group of upper level undergraduate students carefully selected and extensively trained by mental health professionals from the Counseling Center. They are culturally diverse, represent a variety of academic majors and speak several different languages. They have expertise in the area of helping you accomplish your personal goals whether it be by achieving positive self-esteem, better time-management, improving communication skills, enhancing academic achievement or establishing healthy relationships with friends, family or significant others to name a few

Megan Benton

Megan Benton

(she, her, hers), Intern

Tania Caceres

Tania Caceres

(she, her (s), ella), Intern

Eric Enriquez

Eric Enriquez

(he, him), C.O.A.C.H. TA

Kaitlyn McGee

Kaitlyn McGee

(she, her, hers), C.O.A.C.H TA

Miriam Aguilar

Miriam Aguilar

(she, her (s), ella), C.O.A.C.H. TA

Sam Padua

Sam Padua

(she, her, hers), C.O.A.C.H. TA

Aaliyah A. Adams

Aaliyah A. Adams

(she, her, hers), C.O.A.C.H.

Alexandra Martinez

Alexandra Martinez

(she, hers), C.O.A.C.H.

Camila Ferrel

Camila Ferrel

(she, her), C.O.A.C.H.

Chloe Low

Chloe Low

(she, they), C.O.A.C.H.

Dulce Alcazar

Dulce Alcazar

(she, her, ella), C.O.A.C.H.

Jaqueline Dominguez

Jaqueline Dominguez

(she, her, hers), C.O.A.C.H.

Jonathan Yee

Jonathan Yee

(he, him, his), C.O.A.C.H.

Kayla Atkinson

Kayla Atkinson

(she,her, hers), C.O.A.C.H.

Kim Moran

Kim Moran

(she, her, ella), C.O.A.C.H.

Lauryn Salley

Lauryn Salley

(she, her, hers), C.O.A.C.H.

Lisette Moran

Lisette Moran

(she, her, ella), C.O.A.C.H.

Luis Paredes

Luis Paredes

(he, him, his), C.O.A.C.H.

Sabrina Nohemi Gorsage

Sabrina Nohemi Gorsage

(she, her), C.O.A.C.H.

Skyler Lamar

Skyler Lamar

(she, her, hers), C.O.A.C.H.

Weathering the Weather

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Summer Reflection

Summer is a great time to reflect on all the things you have done and learned along the way, and to also consider what areas you would like to grow into as you transition into the next academic year.

Take time to reflect, and perhaps even journal out your thoughts:

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….