COVID-19 Updates: Classes and Services are online while the campus is closed.

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Mental Health Services

The CARES Mental Health Center is providing services online, while the campus is closed due to Covid-19.

June 1 – Aug 7th Service Schedule

  • Online individual therapy Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • CARES Virtual Cafe walk-in hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2pm
  • Rootz2Rise men's group Thursdays 3-4:30pm

You can contact us by:

  1. Virtual Chat with CARES Therapist: Students can speak with a CARES therapist for a 30-minute virtual session. Virtual Chat
  2. Email: 
  3. Phone: 510-723-7623 (Leave a voice mail. It will be checked daily, Monday - Thursday)

Urgent Crisis Support

  • National Suicide Prevention Life: 1-800-273-TALK, or in Spanish at 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: 1-800-309-2131
    Provides a 24-hour crisis hotline for anyone in the county
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "COURAGE" to 741741. 
    Provides free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Chat through text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • 211 Alameda County: Call 2-1-1 for free and confidential service that provides easy access to housing info, and critical health and human service.
  • For all life-threatening emergencies, call 911

More Support Resources


All mental health counseling services are CONFIDENTIAL and free for all registered Chabot College students.

We offer:  

  • Crisis counseling
  • Short term individual counseling- typically 6 sessions per semester
  • Referrals for mental health services in the community
  • Support Groups

Our mental health practitioners and interns provide confidential assistance for:

  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Family changes & challenges
  • Anxiety (including test anxiety)
  • Financial stress
  • Health crisis
  • Traumatic events
  • Grief and loss
  • Overwhelming feelings
  • Talking to someone in a safe and trusting environment 

Virtual Chat with CARES Therapist

What To Expect?

Students will first schedule their appointment with a Nurse Practitioner for consultation prior to being seen by a mental health counselor. 

During your first counseling session you will complete the intake process, sign forms and begin to share what brings you in. The counselor's role is to be empathetic, respectful and non-judgmental.  What is shared in session will be kept confidential as described below. Counseling is a process of awareness, discovery and understanding of one’s life struggles and challenges. Counseling can help with making decisions, choices, or changes that are right for you. 


We place an emphasis on protecting your confidentiality communication with us. We want you to know that aside from the state mandated exceptions (noted below), no identifying information - written or otherwise - about your contact with Chabot’s Mental Health Counseling Services will be disclosed to anyone outside of Chabot’s Mental Health Counseling Services without your written authorization. This includes academic and staff departments, other campus entities, and friends and family; Please note, If you are under the age of 18, please call for information about our confidentiality policy.

The main exceptions the confidentiality can arise when:

  • You state intent to harm yourself or someone else.
  • You report current abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult or child.
  • There is a court order, or if you or your attorney discuss your mental state as a defense in a criminal or civil action.

Greater detail on these policies including some other technical exceptions can be provided upon request. Should you have questions about confidentiality, please feel free to discuss this with us. 

Our Staff

We have a team of licensed marriage family therapists and marriage family therapist interns who are under supervision.  All of our counselors hold a masters degree in counseling and are trained to work with students on any personal issue.

Contact Us

Building & room Building 2300 2nd fl, room 2350 

Phone 510.723.7625


CALL 911, or
Campus Security at 510.723.6923, in building 200


Statewide, toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotlines for information, support, and referrals to local resources: