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Counseling Services

Types of Counseling

Types of Counseling

Counseling Office Front Counter Solano College offers the following types of counseling, free of charge:

  • Academic Counseling - assistance to students in selecting a major, educational planning, certificate, associate degree and transfer requirements, as well as strategies for students to effectively deal with low grades, study habit, and effective course planning
  • Career Counseling - assistance to students in developing career goals based on their interests, abilities and achievements. Please visit the Career Center for assistance with these topics as well.
    Other helpful resources include:
  • Disability Services Program (DSP) - a program that provides services for students with physical, communication, learning disabilities, psychological disabilities or other medical problems
  • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) - a program that offers services to students who are both financially and educationally disadvantaged
  • International Student Program - a program that provides counseling and assistance to students from other countries who are studying on F-1 Visas
  • Puente Project - a program designed to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations (The Puente Project is open to all interested students.)
  • Transfer Center - access to information to facilitate transfer to four-year colleges, universities and vocational schools, and/or career life pursuits for students
  • Veteran's Affairs - assistance to veterans or qualified dependents in applying for and receiving education benefits for various G.I. bills

Wellness Counseling

  • In partnership with JFK University, PsyD or MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy) recent graduates or current students of JFK University provide brief (6-8 sessions) mental health therapy. The therapists will be supervised by JFK faculty as they accrue hours toward licensure. These services are FREE and first-come, first-served based on availability and appropriateness of the issues to the type of services provided.

Wellness Services During COVID 19 Physical Distancing Protocols

Due to the COVID 19 physical distancing protocols, Wellness Counselors are unavailable to see students in person. They will continue to see existing and new clients through online video sessions.  

 Referral Process

  • Referrals are submitted online through a secure portal here.
  • After submitting the referral form, it will be reviewed by JFK Wellness Counselors who will contact the student directly to assess needed services and set up appointments (due to the nature of brief therapy, there may be a wait time, which the therapist will discuss with any potential client).

**Please note, wellness counseling is NOT for immediate crisis situations.  If you feel you are in immediate crisis, please call police services or the resources below**

Crisis Text Line-Free 24/7 and Confidential (Text "Courage" to 741741)
Solano County 24 Hour Crisis Line (707) 428-1131

More Mental Health/Wellness Resources

  • The California Peer-Run Warm Line offers non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone in the state needing mental health help. The line is toll-free, and it will be staffed daily for most of the day.
    • The number is 1-855-845-7415. You can use it via telephone or instant messaging.
Mondays to Fridays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What Can Wellness Counselors Help Students With?

Test Anxiety

Managing work, family and school responsibilities

Acclimating to College life (e.g. organizational skills, course load management)

Cultural and Familial Issues

Relationship Issues

Life transitions

Conflicts and/or exploration of Identity

Issues relating to LGBTQ identity

Housing issues/homelessness/unemployment

Substance use (personal or familial)


Crisis, Self/harm, suicide (not crisis counselors)





Academic Underachievement

Classroom behavioral issues

Acting out behaviors

Social interaction issues

Family crisis

Low self-esteem


And More!


 Information for Faculty/Staff

The Assisting Emotionally Distressed Students Guidelines for Faculty and Staff at Solano Community College (pdf) packet can provide more information and insights to assist students on campus, including emergency contact information, the early alert program referral, and external resources.

Health and Wellness Resources (pdf)