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 attempts to provide a limited number of free, confidential on-campus therapy slots; on-campus counselors are licensed professionals who are 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 Lidy Connolly 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