Psychological Services is here to help you with your mental health needs. Inner peace and finding pockets of joy in this imperfect world can help us all.
We are committed to supporting your academic success and personal development. We have five therapists available for students who would like help managing life’s challenges: a full-time Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Glenn Heap, a part-time Mental Health Therapist, Dr. Angelica Diaz, a Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee, Veronica Aguilar Garcia, as well as two Marriage and Family Therapist Trainees: Guadalupe Villegas Canez and Jose Barcelona.
We offer short-term counseling (up to 8 sessions per academic year) for students who are struggling with issues such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression and grief. A desire to heal from trauma, to build healthy relationships, to consider one’s gender and sexuality, to manage life’s transitions and to face “adulting” challenges are some of the topics that Rio students discuss confidentially with our therapists in individual and group sessions.
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Lifeline, Call 988
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Some of the services we provide are:
- Crisis Intervention
- Individual psychotherapy (short-term)
- Support Groups
- Wednesday Workshops (in partnership with the Student Success and Dream Center)
- Outreach Programs
- Faculty & Staff Consultations
- Outside Referrals
All services are confidential and free to enrolled students whenever school is in session, including during the Winter and Summer Intersessions.
Below you will see our weekday “drop-in” schedule, the link/QR code to sign up for individual sessions and our Support Group schedule.
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If you have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault in your past, or recently, please refer to our campus partner for free individual counseling. To request an appointment, please call the East LA Women’s Center at 1(800) 585-6231. If you meet this criteria, you can receive long term counseling through ELAWC to discuss anything that you are dealing with.
In-Person and Virtual Drop-In Hours (When classes are in session)
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Students can drop-in by visiting our office (SS-230) or via zoom by clicking the QR code below, or visit http://tinyurl.com/RHCPsychServices.
Individual counseling services are designed for students who can benefit from short-term counseling (up to 8 sessions per academic year). If the situation requires longer-term counseling or possible medication management, the student will likely be referred to an off-campus resource. To make a request for individual counseling click here.