Psychological Counseling Services

Please click this FORMS page link for the Psychological Counseling intake packet 

Brief clinical counseling provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
      Nicole Smith, LCSW 
      Certificated, non-instructional faculty​​​

Good things to know....  

  • Appointments are usually 45-50 minutes in length.
  • Daily Crisis Drop In Visit times 11am or 3pm
  • Students must complete and turn in an intake packet prior to their first appointment being scheduled
  • Students arriving more than 15 minutes late for an appointment will be re-scheduled.  Please arrive on time for your appointments!
  • Please call as far in advance as possible if you need to re-schedule an appointment so we can offer 
    the hour to someone else.
  • If you do not show for your scheduled appointments or have repeated cancellations, you will be directed to use the counselor's walk in hour(s).

Student Health & Wellness services are available to Shasta College students who have paid the semester health fee and are registered at the time of service in credit-bearing courses for the current semester. Enrollment is verified with each visit.

Each Mind Matters mental health movement in California

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California Community College mental health resources for students​

Student Psychological Counseling services is a program designed for Shasta College students who are experiencing stress or other emotional difficulties.  Frequently, these difficulties affect a student's academic performance or their ability to function effectively in social or work settings.  Our goal is to assist students in overcoming these challenges.

Psychological Counseling services provides counseling, within a safe and positive environment, to assist with panic/anxiety, depression, grief and loss, identity struggles, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, eating disorders, or test anxiety.  Students learn to feel better in general and develop more self-esteem.  Many find they are able to function more effectively in relationships and to focus and perform more successfully in their classes.

Student Psychological Counseling appointments are provided through completing and submitting an intake packet, after which a Student Health & Wellness Office staff member will contact you with appointment availability.  The intake packet may be downloaded from the link above, or picked up from the Student Health & Wellness Office.

Students experiencing an urgent (non-emergency) psychological crisis can access counseling services by using one of the daily Crisis Drop In Visit times (11am or 3pm).  Crisis drop in visit times will be limited to 10-15 minutes per student of brief, focused intervention. 

Student Psychological Counseling services are not meant to be long-term. Community referrals must be made in the event longer term interventions are required. 


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Classroom Presentations (in PDF format)

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Relaxation Audio Tracks with permission of the University of Texas at Austin

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Information from Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency
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