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Counseling & Psychotherapy Services

No problem is too small.

The Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services (CCDS) works with individuals, partners, couples, and families to help you be your whole self. Even if you are feeling something small, that’s reason enough to begin the conversation about counseling.

If you’re not sure if you could benefit from counseling services, make an appointment. We can help you with resources and more.

Counseling Services

The Counseling and Psychotherapy services include individual, couples, and family therapy. We work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We provide low-cost counseling support to the community.

What type of counseling is available?

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Counseling Children & Youth
  • Career Counseling
  • Tele-mental Health & In-Person Sessions

Who Provides Services

Who conducts the counseling?

Practicum Program

Each spring, we have approximately 60 students in the Practicum Program that support counseling and psychotherapy services for individual/couple/family clients under the supervision of licensed/certified experienced program faculty. This allows us to meet the greater Sacramento, and California need, via both in-person and telemental health services with providing greater availability.

Internship Program

Each fall/spring, we have trained Internship students that maintain a caseload and work with community members, as well as current students, providing counseling and psychotherapy services for individuals/couples/families under the supervision of licensed/certified experienced program faculty. This allows us to meet the mental health need within the Sacramento, and California, community through ongoing interventions provided via both in-person and tele-mental health services.

Cost of Services

How much does counseling cost and how many sessions?

Community Members

Counseling and Psychotherapy services cost $5 per session. Payment is expected at the time of services received. We request 24 hour notice for a cancellation and will charge the $5 for sessions missed or canceled within 24 hours. Please email or with cancellation requests.

Current Sac State Students

We support the Student Health Center/The Well in providing additional support to current students with individual, couples, or family counseling support for free, just provide your csus email account for verification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have emergency services available?

There are no emergency services or emergency counseling services available. The graduate-student counselors are at the center during their scheduled class time, and as students are in training, the center is not equipped to provide intensive psychiatric services. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.

Community: Resources

Sac State Students: Student Health Services/The Well

Can I receive counseling if I am a student at CSU Sacramento?

Students are welcome to come to the Center for counseling services, but students have free access to the Student Health & Counseling Services located at the WELL. Further information about the WELL’s services can be found here:

Will I receive a diagnosis or a prescription? What public transportation is available near CSU Sacramento?

The Sac Regional 30 Bus Line can drop you off on campus. The Gold Line for the Light Rail can drop you off at the 65th and Folsom Station.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment submit the request for services form or check out the booking appointments available:

Counseling Services Flyers