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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

What Services are Right for Me?

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To identify the best option for you, please review the options below for a description of each service and/or examples of situations that are appropriate for each service.  

We understand that each situation is unique and cannot be fully described in the examples below

Academic Counseling

I am seeking academic counseling to discuss grades, classes, registration, add/withdrawing classes, change of majors, and admissions status.

Click here to find your Academic Advising Office contact information.

Online Self-Help

  • My schedule does not work with Counseling Center hours and I would like to try self-help first.
  • I am not sure if I am ready or want to meet with a therapist yet.
  • For more information about online self help Click Here.

One-Time Visit

  • My concern can be addressed in 1 session.
  • Prompt support for a non-crisis concern.
  • I will only be available for a few weeks (e.g., leaving back home for break, graduating from UCI)

Referral and Resource Support

  • Referral for mental health services off-campus, such as:
    • Long Term Therapy (e.g., lasting more than a couple of months or meeting every week).
    • Counseling appointments outside of Counseling Center office hours.
  • Obtain help accessing or learning about other campus resources (e.g., food, housing, financial, legal etc.)
  • Learn how to take advantage of my insurance coverage for mental health services.

Initial Assessment

  • An initial appointment where I will meet with a provider for a comprehensive assessment to determine what
    kind of on-campus or off-campus services are appropriate for me.
  • Assessment results may lead to the following treatment recommendations:
    • Group Therapy
    • Short-term individual therapy at the Counseling Center to address various concerns (e.g., anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, academic difficulties, grief or loss, trouble adjusting to college)
    • Referral to off-campus services

Emergency or Crisis Services

  • For Emergencies: Call 911 or go to your nearest Hospital Emergency Department.
    • Examples of an Emergency:
      • I am at immediate risk of taking my own life or hurting someone else.
      • I have taken recent steps to end my life.
    • For Crises: If any of the following examples below describes your situation today, please ask the front desk staff for a crisis care appointment today. A counselor will meet with you as soon as possible, focusing specifically on your most immediate concerns.
      • Examples of a Crisis:
        • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts without intent to harm oneself or others.
        • Recent sexual assault or other trauma.
        • Death of a significant person or companion in your life.
        • A personal crisis that needs rapid attention from a mental health professional.

    Would you like to speak with the front desk to better assess your needs?

    Please click on the number below to call

     

    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….

    Weather the Changes in 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!