Concerns may include: feeling anxious, worried, panicked, overwhelmed change in mood, feeling uncomfortable, feeling paralyzed by your emotions, feeling apprehensive, powerless, have an increased heart rate, feeling weak or tired, or any combination of these symptoms that are interfering with your ability to be successful as a student.
SilverCloud is available for free to all NU students and offers secure, immediate access to online CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) programs, tailored to your specific needs. SilverCloud offers the following program topics:
Looking for counseling services on your own can sometimes feel overwhelming as some insurance providers make it a bit more complicated than others. The following list will guide you through some different ways to explore options. If you are having any trouble locating providers in-network or if you do not have health insurance and are looking for counseling options, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Student Wellness department for support and assistance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are working and your company offers an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) this can be a great place to start! If you call the EAP they will do all of the legwork of finding you a provider and the costs will be completely covered (as it will be through the EAP not your health insurance). These are short term therapy options but can get you support quickly as you work on connecting with a therapist with your health insurance.
First, you will want to go to your health insurance providers website and see if it allows you to search for mental health (or behavioral health) providers. If you aren't finding online options easily, there should be a phone number you can call on the back of your insurance card. You can then filter by any preferences you may have (gender, those accepting new patients, etc.). When reviewing the list that is then populated, you can do a few things as Student Wellness doesn’t recommend calling all of the numbers listed, you will end up leaving a lot of voicemails. Here is what you could do with the list:
1. Note any providers that have the same phone number and address listed, google the phone number, which will then sometimes pull up a mental health organization/group. You can then call that group, inquire about availability, and let them know your insurance information.
2. You can use Psychology Today to google the names of the providers on the list to see who has a profile listed on the website to learn more about them. If you are interested in exploring therapy with them, you can send them an email inquiry via the website.
Click here to explore Psychology Today's website to learn more about therapists that are available in your area. You can filter your search by accepted insurance, areas of expertise, and other criteria.
This can be a great resource to look into providers found via health insurance lists to learn more about mental health providers before selecting someone.
A non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to affordable, in-office and online psychotherapy individual sessions between $30 and $60 after a one-time lifetime membership fee ($59).
Check out the Eligibility page to learn if using Open Path would be the best fit for your situation.
You can also read their FAQ page to learn more about their services and how it works.
You can also explore their listing of therapists to see if there is someone in your area.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Veterans Village of San Diego provides high-quality mental healthcare services accessible to all post-9/11 veterans (including National Guard and Reserves), their families, and the families of active duty service members including spouse or partner, children, parents, siblings, caregivers, and others.
Services are available regardless of discharge status, role while in uniform or combat experience.
YMCA Behavioral and Mental Health Services offer counseling supports to residents of San Diego County on a sliding scale resource.
2929 Meade Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Center for Mindful Relationships (formerly First Avenue Counseling Centre) is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing low-fee counseling services to San Diego families.
Student Wellness staff can provide support and assistance on campus or online with a variety of issues:
- Mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, etc.)
- Housing, financial, and food insecurities
- Financial wellness and budgeting
- Other personal matters impacting academic success
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They do this through supporting individuals with mental illness, family members & caregivers of those with mental illness, as well as teens & young adults.
The Center for Enriching Relationships (CER) provides a variety of therapuetic services to the community. The therapists, including students who are in training, are Christians but you do not need to be a Christian to participate in therapy services at the CER.
VA San Diego Healthcare System offers a wide variety of comprehensive mental health treatment programs including individual and group counseling, specialized therapies, and medication based on the Veteran’s individual needs and their treatment plan.
VA coordinates health care for Veterans from community providers in the local San Diego area. Veterans may be eligible to receive care from a community provider when the VA cannot provide the care they need, or the wait time for their care exceeds VA wait time standards. Community care is available to Veterans based on certain conditions and eligibility requirements.
Learn more about eligibility guidelineshere.
McAlister Institute provides professional services that heal the lives of individuals and families, improving the quality of life in communities through the miracle of recovery.
SDSU Center for Community Counseling is a non-profit community center providing low-cost counseling services to individuals, couples, and families in San Diego. Counseling is available for a low cost because CCCE is a counselor training facility operated by San Diego State University (SDSU) offering hands-on education for pre-licensed graduate students. Counselors are supervised by licensed therapists.
We offer counseling in English and Spanish primarily, as well as limited appointments in the following languages based on therapist availability: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Tagalog, and Vietnamese
The W. Gary Cannon Psychological Service Center (PSC) of Fresno is a mental health agency operated by Alliant International University.
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 8pm | Friday: 9am - 4pm
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary and HIV communities by providing activities, programs, and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
Services are FREE!
The County of San Diego's Behavior Health Services (BHS) department provides mental health and substance use disorder services to over 111,000 San Diego County residents of all ages.
San Diego, CA
Jewish Family Service is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego. JFS provides essential services to people regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation. They provide counseling and support groups, which are discussed below.
Monday-Thursday: 8:30pm - 5:00pm | Friday: 8:30pm - 4:00pm
Evening appointments available
Community Psychiatry improves access to exceptional mental health care in the communities that we serve across California.
They specialize in connected care through in-person or telemedicine visits with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner. Their focus is on medication management while working closely with primary care physicians and psychotherapists to ensure that patients receive well-coordinated care.
Multiple locations throughout California. To find a provider closest to your location, click here.