Counseling Services

Psychological counseling can assist students to meet the wide array of personal difficulties that may interfere with a student’s success. Specific concerns for which students often seek assistance include anxiety, depression, parent/family conflict, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.

Each quarter, JPCatholic provides a limited number of free, confidential on-campus therapy slots; our on-campus counselor is a licensed professional faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Due to limited availability of sessions alongside high demand, in non-emergency cases it may not be possible to schedule counseling appointments for a student immediately upon request. In these circumstances, Student Life will help the student find off-campus counselors in the area and will place the student on a waiting list for the next available on-campus therapy slot.

To inquire about the availability of mental health counseling on or off-campus, please contact Joseph Sleman at: or Eleazar Palma at: to further discuss your needs.

In case of emergency, call 911. In addition, San Diego runs a free, confidential crisis hotline that is answered 24/hrs a day: 1-(888)-724-7240.

For those interested in learning more about eating disorders, please read a Comprehensive Guide to Eating Disorders and How to Help.

If you need support in or have questions about your academic, social, or spiritual life, please fill out the Student Support Request Form and Student Life will get back to you soon after it is submitted.