Counseling Services

SFCC Counseling Services are available to registered students. We are here to support you and offer short check-ins and regular appointments with a licensed professional counselor. You can make an in-person or telehealth appointment with a counselor by emailing
A counselor will contact you to set up an appointment time.

If you need additional assistance, UWill Mental Health and Wellness is available to SFCC Students.

What do SFCC students have to say about Counseling Services?

“Counseling Services has been very valuable for me. I am so grateful I have had this opportunity through SFCC. The school has given me a lot in terms of helping me grow in my education, and this has been an opportunity to grow personally as well.”

It’s really amazing that the school offers counseling and that it’s free. It’s really helped me because I’ve been able to have consistency without worrying about how I’m going to pay for it.”

“I’m enjoying life more because of the counseling at SFCC. I think it has to do with the fact that it’s a really open kind of counseling that they offer. They don’t tell you what to do; they just guide you with things that can help you.”

“Counseling has helped me to choose a career and to know why I’m choosing that career. It’s helped me to declare a degree.”

If I didn’t have counseling, my personal life could have easily overwhelmed me. Counseling has really helped me to stick with my classes. Even if things get hard, I feel like I have a solid base. It helps me have balance in my life.”

Counseling Services welcomes you to visit privately with a licensed professional counselor for support with personal, social and academic challenges. Counseling is a confidential, respectful process where you can feel safe discussing sensitive issues.

Counseling services are available to registered SFCC students. All counseling services are free of charge.

Consultation services regarding student wellness are available for SFCC faculty and staff.

Counseling is an opportunity get support and learn new coping skills. No topic is off limits.

What can I expect from a Telehealth Counseling appointment?

  • A counselor will schedule a Telehealth appointment with you and send you an email link using MS Teams.
  • You will need a private space to meet with the counselor.
  • Counseling is confidential, not part of your student record and there is no cost to registered students.

*For After Hours and Weekends SFCC Counseling Services wants to make you aware of the following resources.

Help is Three Numbers Away
988: The 24/7 Lifeline for Emotional, Mental or Substance Misuse Support

Reasons to Call 988:

How it Works


People who call 988 are given three options:

  • Press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line
  • Press 2 to connect with the Spanish Subnetwork
  • Remain on the line and be connected to a local crisis center; if local crisis center is unable to answer, the caller is routed to a national backup center


People who text “TALK” to 988 will be connected to crisis centers equipped to respond to texts. Chat will be available through the Lifeline’s website:

Additional Resources

  • New Mexico Crisis Line 1-855-662-7474 to talk to a professional counselor, 1-855-227-5485 (TTY) The Warm Line 1-855-466-7100 to access peer support.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • If this is an emergency please call 911

Where are the SFCC counselors located?

Our offices are located in Suite LL312 in the lower West Wing Atrium.

Appointments are preferred 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. We will make every effort to meet with you if you are in crisis.  If you feel you’re in trouble, don’t hesitate to call or come in. Counseling Services does not provide after hours or weekend services. New Mexico Crisis and Access 1-855-466-7100 is available 24/7.

Check out The Chill Room, a Canvas site created to provide students with resources during the challenges of COVID-19 and remote learning. From worrying about loved ones to cooped-up time at home, we here at Counseling Services want to acknowledge that stresses and anxieties are particularly high at this time. In the modules, you will find a variety of resources to support your well-being throughout the upcoming weeks of uncertainty. Anyone enrolled in CANVAS classes can self enroll.

Please reach out to your SFCC Counseling Services at or by calling 505-428-1682 or 505-428-1839.


  • New Mexico Crisis Line 1-855-662-7474 to talk to a professional counselor, 1-855-227-5485 (TTY)
  • Warm Line 1-855-466-7100 to access peer support.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • AGORA Crisis Center 1-855-505-4505, Chat Online at
  • For support regarding rape or sexual assault, contact Solace Crisis Treatment Center at 800-721-7273
  • For domestic violence, contact Esperanza Shelter 800-473-5220