We recognize the variety of challenges that these current times bring with them, and are here to support you in every way that we can. Even as we are excited about the upcoming return to campus, we are aware that it will also bring with it apprehension and transition. With all of the changes over the last year, and the forthcoming shifts, we acknowledge that identifying care may feel a little more overwhelming than usual. Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time for some help with navigating the best option for you.
Therapy and Psychiatry
- Monsour will be available for ongoing appointments for students, using a new model as of the 2020-2021 academic year. They will hold 20-25 minute virtual initial intake assessments and then either offer to see a student at Monsour for brief therapy, or they will refer out to someone in the community if a student needs longer-term or more specialized care than they can offer.
- Psychiatry will be available to students through Monsour. If a student is not currently taking medication, they may need a referral through their private therapist or a Monsour therapist.
- NEW! As of Fall 2021, all 7C students are able to access ongoing, scheduled counseling through 7C Health. Students will receive 12 free sessions, after which they will be charged a fee of $79/session. Students can register by going to 7C Health and using their @cmc.edu email address. Please contact Jess Neilson (email@example.com) for questions or for help with this process.
- DOS will offer supplemental therapy as they have in the past, with an 8-session limit. This resource may be virtual or in-person and can be accessed by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Case management services are always available for referrals to therapy and other forms of support. Jess Neilson will meet with students and help them identify their individual needs, navigate insurance and talk through the therapy process. We will also have a Case Management Graduate Assistant for the year, who will assist with this.
- Monsour will be holding a variety of groups this semester.
- Stay tuned for the Fall 2021 schedule, anticipated in early September. Examples of past groups include: Students of Color, Women’s, Men’s, Understanding Self & Others, Queer Support Space, Grief Group.
- Additionally, they will likely hold a number of short-term workshops, which in the past have included: Healthy relationships, Compassion Fatigue, Mindfulness, Healthy Coping for the Activist, Anxiety Management, Race & White Allyship.
- Drop-in hours are meant for students who may not necessarily want or need ongoing counseling, but would like to “drop in” and speak with a therapist every now and then, or even just once. This may be appropriate if you are experiencing a particularly difficult day or week, or want to get a feel for what it might be like to speak with a therapist before making the decision to schedule with one, regularly.
- Please watch this page for updated drop-in hours for the fall semester. Past drop-in offerings have been various hours throughout the week for APIDA, Athletes, BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQ+, BIPOC and other communities.
- ProtoCall, our 24/7 phone service. A therapist can be reached on the phone by calling 909.621.8202 and pressing 1 after hours.
- Talk Now via 7C Health: On-demand video therapy is available for students who are looking to speak with a licensed professional in-the-moment. While Talk Now is accessible through the same portal as the 7C Health scheduled counseling option, the Talk Now resource is free and unlimited and does not affect the scheduled counseling 12-session limit.
- Case management services are always available for referrals to therapy and other forms of support. Jess Neilson (email@example.com) and this year’s Case Management Graduate Assistant will meet with students and help them identify their individual needs, navigate insurance and talk through the therapy process. Please note, it is the responsibility of the student, and not Claremont McKenna College, to evaluate any treatment provider to support each student’s success.
- Along with the addition and expansion of other mental health supports, we recognize that the best option for some students may be therapy with an off-campus provider. In an effort to increase accessibility to care for students in financial need, in some rare situations we will provide limited funds (ie. to defray the cost of co-pay, towards unmet deductible) for a specific number of sessions. To see if you may be eligible for assistance, please fill out this form. This resource is not guaranteed to any student, and all efforts will be made to first utilize campus resources.