Spring 2021 CMC Mental Health Resources

We recognize the variety of challenges that these current times bring with them, and are here to support you in any way that we can. Due to the unique circumstances of this semester, and the variety of licensing laws and regulations that therapists around the world are bound by, we recognize 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.

Individual Therapy
24/7 Resources



Individual Therapy

  • Monsour will be available for ongoing appointments for students in CA, using a new model as of this fall. They will hold 20-25 min initial intake assessments and then either offer to see a student at Monsour, or they will refer out to someone in the community if a student needs longer-term or more specialized care than they can offer.
    • Monsour will see out-of-state students once via video or phone and will refer to a local provider in their home state/country, as needed.
    • Psychiatry will be available to students living in California. Students living outside of CA can connect with a Monsour psychiatrist for a consult. During this consult, the doctor will either determine that they are able to see the student for ongoing medication management (this is on a case-by-case basis, depending on location) or they will refer the student to someone in their local community.
  • DOS will offer supplemental therapy as they have in the past, with an 8-session limit. Students will be matched with providers on a case-by-case basis depending on the student’s home state and available practitioners. This resource can be accessed by contacting counseling@cmc.edu.
  • Aetna Student Assistance Program (SAP): All students, whether or not they are enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan, are entitled to 3 free therapy sessions with a provider. Students can also continue to see their therapist after the 3 free sessions, but will be responsible for payment at that time (check with your therapist to see if they take your private insurance). To access the SAP portal, use the following credentials to log in: username: CMCSAP and password: CMCSAP.



  • ARC Counseling will be offering groups that will enable peers from across the world to connect with one another and a therapist as they talk about the various challenges brought on by the current times. Please contact ARC directly for links to attend: (info@arccounselingandwellness.com / 909.333.7434).
    • Student Success During a Pandemic: Think about attending this group if you are interested in discussing and learning skills around topics such as isolation, loneliness, lack of motivation, navigating family dynamics, etc.
      • Tuesdays 5pm PT (starting 9/1)
      • Thursdays 8am PT (starting 9/3)
    • Racial Trauma: Open and real discussion about experiences of racial trauma and what healthy navigation of our current climate may look like.
      • Sundays 3pm PT (starting 9/6)
  • Monsour will be holding a variety of groups this semester.
    • Regular group therapy programming, available to students in California only (Students of Color, Women’s, Men’s, Understanding Self & Others, Queer Support Space, Grief Group).
    • Additionally, they will hold a number of workshops available to students across the globe.
      • Multi-session workshops include: Mindfulness Mondays, Centering Black Experiences, Anxiety Management, Healthy Relationships, Creative Expressions and International Student Drop-in Coffee Hours.
      • One-time workshops include: You Can Help a Friend, How to Transition to College During a Pandemic, Self-Care & COVID-19, Race and White Allyship, Recovering from Relationship Trauma, Working with Perfectionism, How Student Leaders and Mentors can Better Support Black Students.



  • Tuesday: APIDA community / 3-5PM (ARC Counseling)*
  • Thursday: CLSA / 2-4PM (Dana Reyes)
  • Friday: BIPOC community / 11am-1pm (ARC Counseling)*
  • Friday: 3-5pm (Matt)**
  • Upcoming Hours @ OBSA & QRC

*Contact ARC for drop-in links (info@arccounselingandwellness.com / 909.333.7434)
**Contact counseling@cmc.edu for link


24/7 Resources

  • ProtoCall, our 24/7 phone service, is still available. A therapist can be reached on the phone by calling 909.621.8202 and pressing 1 after hours.
  • 7c.health: On-demand video therapy is available for students who are looking to speak with a licensed professional. This resource is free & unlimited, though the sessions are not ongoing. This means you can call in as many times as you’d like, but you may not always be able to meet with the same therapist. This should not necessarily be used in place of regular, ongoing therapy, but is appropriate for crises, situational events or when a student is looking to check in with someone a few times, as-needed. Available to international students with a US-based phone number or VPN.
  • Aetna Student Assistance Program: Students anywhere in the world can access 24/7 support by logging on using the username: CMCSAP and password: CMCSAP. Once in the portal, students can either peruse the educational articles and tips on a variety of mental health & wellbeing issues or they can call 877.351.7889 to speak with a counselor, anytime, anywhere. This resource, similar to 7C.Health, is available to students across the globe.



  • Case management services will be available to all students, per usual, for referrals to therapy and other forms of support. Jess Neilson (jneilson@cmc.edu) will meet with students and help them identify their individual needs, navigate insurance and talk through the therapy process. We have welcomed Tebraie Johns (tebjohns@cmc.edu), our Case Management Graduate Assistant for the year, who will also be assisting with this. 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 scheduled therapy with a provider in their state. In an effort to increase accessibility to care for students around the world, in some situations we will provide limited funds (to defray the cost of co-pay, towards unmet deductible, or to subsidize out of pocket costs) for up to 8 therapy sessions. To see if you may be eligible for assistance, please fill out this form. This resource is currently in place for the Fall 2020 semester only.