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Counseling and Student Support Programs

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

Fall 2021

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).

Drop-in Zoom Advising Now Open!

Counseling Services is offering drop-in advising. Get your questions answered with an academic advisor Live!

Drop-In Advising consists of brief advising to handle small questions/fixes. Drop-Ins are not intended for Education Planning, complete schedule registration, etc.

Examples of Drop-In advising include such things as:

  • Switching classes
  • Major change
  • Adding/Dropping a class (not a whole schedule)
  • Prerequisite questions
  • Questions about progress/graduation
  • General questions

Counseling Services is offering drop-in advising from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Get your questions answered with an academic advisor Live!

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

Suicide Prevention Information and Local Resources

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

If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or just need to talk to someone, you can text 741741 and someone will respond immediately.

You can also contact Counseling Services at (530) 938-5353 or to set up an appointment to talk to our Personal Counselor.

Contact Counseling and Student Support Programs

Counseling and Student Support Programs

Phone: (530) 938-5353


Natalie Bradley, DSPS Director/Counselor, LD Specialist, and General Counselor
Michelle Knudsen, General/EOPS/SSS/CalWorks Counselor
Kim Peacemaker, General/EOPS/SSS Counselor


Josh Collins, Academic Advisor
Athena Oreck, Academic Advisor


Gabrielle Aston, Office Assistant II, Counseling
Karen Chandler, DSPS Administrative Assistant II
Jeanne Kilichowski, DSPS Office Assistant II
Marlena Shaffer, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Coordinator/Advisor