College of the Siskiyous

Counseling and Student Support Programs

Advisor helping student

Are you trying to determine what you want to do for a career? Are you interested in transferring and earning a bachelor's degree? Do you need to talk to someone about your classes?

Located in Eddy Hall, the Counseling and Student Support Programs office staff provide you with the help you may need to clarify and successfully complete your academic and career goals. If you are on the Yreka campus, check in the main office for details or visit our Yreka Services page. We are here to support your education and help you plan for a successful future.

Please stop by, call, or email if you are in need of career planning assistance, educational goal setting, academic planning and/or coping with personal problems.

Office Hours

August 26-30

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Semester 2019

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

To schedule an appointment please call (530) 938-5353 or you may email us at

The Counseling Department is comprised of the programs and services listed on the left.

Services are available to distance education students via phone, email, and video chat (Zoom).

Mental Health Trainings - How to Help Students in Distress

Supporting Veterans, LGBTQ students, and Students in Distress

Online Training Simulations for Faculty, Staff, and Students

These free, online interactive trainings are designed to help college faculty, staff, and students recognize the warning signs of emotional distress and PTSD in students that can lead to self-harm and/or harm to others.

The trainings will provide learners ways to approach at-risk students, veteran students, and/or LGBTQ students for referral to the appropriate mental health, administrative and/or student services.

Each training takes about 30-60 minutes and engages learners in conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars that exhibit signs of psychological distress.

  • At-risk - for Students, Faculty, and Staff
  • Veterans on Campus - Peer Program and for Faculty and Staff
  • LGBTQ on Campus - for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Suicide Prevention information

Important tips and information on helping someone that may be considering suicide.

Local Resources

At Risk Students
LGBTQ on Campus

These trainings are made available to all California community colleges through the CCC Student Mental Health Program, a partnership between the Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges funded through a grant from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). CalMHSA is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CalMHSA administers programs funded by the voter approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) on a statewide, regional and local basis.

Contact Counseling and Student Support Programs

Counseling and Student Support Programs

Phone: (530) 938-5353


Marcy Demetro, Veterans/General Counselor
Sunny Greene, DSPS Director/Counselor, LD Specialist, General Counselor, and Articulation Officer
Michelle Knudsen, General/EOPS/SSS/CalWorks Counselor
Kim Peacemaker, General/EOPS/SSS Counselor
Valerie Roberts, Associate Dean of Student Success


Josh Collins, Academic Advisor
Beckie Hobbs, Academic Advisor
Julie Joki, EOPS/CARE Coordinator/Advisor, Foster Youth Liaison


Gabrielle Aston, Office Assistant II, Counseling
Karen Chandler, DSPS Administrative Assistant II
Donna Farris, Specialist Alternative Media and Disabilities
Jeanne Kilichowski, DSPS Office Assistant II
Cyndi Leonard, DSPS Program Assistant
Marlena Shaffer, Administrative Assistant II, Student Support Programs