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Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services

The staff of Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services consists of psychologists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, post-doctoral fellows, and administrative staff who are committed to providing excellent mental health and psychological wellness services to the students of The Claremont Colleges.

For after hours emergencies or if you are in crisis, call the number listed above and dial “1” when prompted to be connected with an on-call therapist.

Contact MCAPS

Phone | (909) 621-8202 Fax | (909) 621-8482
Crisis Line | (909) 621-8202 Dial “1”

The office is now closed for the summer break, we will return on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 8:30 am to begin scheduling therapy appointments. 

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services
Tranquada Student Services Center – 1st Floor
757 College Way Claremont, CA, 91711

Downloadable MCAPS Fact Sheet PDF

Video Overview

MCAPS is Closed for Summer Break

MCAPS is now closed for the summer break and will return on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 8:30 am to begin scheduling therapy appointments. Though our office is closed, students can access the counseling resources listed in the letter below. 

Students at The Claremont Colleges now have access to 7C Health, which provides 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care for all students, at no cost! New users may click on this link to register and login here. You may also contact the customer support team via email for help getting connected as well. 7C Health will be available to 7C students throughout the 2021 summer break.

Crisis support via telephone will also continue to be available to all students throughout the summer break, whether on or off campus, 24 hours/day. To access this service, please call us at 909-621-8202, and press “1” to be connected to an on-call therapist.  The on-call therapist will also be able to assist you in finding a local referral in your area, if you wish.

Students with SHIP (Aetna) medical insurance can also access tele-medicine appointments, including behavioral health appointments here.

Lastly, consider the following self-care tips to manage stress:

  • Talk about it – discussing your feelings with trusted others can help you feel less alone. Facetime, Skype, and similar video chat services are a great way to minimize spreading germs, and yet feel connection and support.
  • Get plenty of sleep, as well as regular “down-time” to rest and recuperate.
  • Strive to eat in a balanced and healthy way.
  • Practice deep breathing or other forms of relaxation.
  • Avoid excessive use of alcohol or drugs to self-soothe or self-medicate.
  • Many people understandably want to stay updated on the latest health information and recommendations, but consider limiting yourself to checking 1-2 reliable sources of information, once per day.

Wishing you well,
The MCAPS Staff

MCAPS Summer Resources
MCAPS Statement of Solidarity

Counseling Services

Announcement

MCAPS Changes for 2020-2021

7C Health

7C Health – 24/7 Telehealth Services

Mental Health Screening
Local Psychiatrists
Off-Campus Therapy Referral Request: During Summer Break we will not be able to provide referrals from May 18 – August 23.  Any referral requests submitted during this time will be responded to at the start of Fall 2021. The on-call therapist will be able to assist you in finding a local referral in your area, if you wish. To access this service, please call us at 909-621-8202, and press “1” to be connected to the on-call therapist. You may also contact the customer support team for help getting connected as well help@timely.md. 7C Health will be available to 7C students throughout the 2021 summer break.

Liaison Drop-in hours: Come by and meet with one of our therapists for an informal consultation about mental health and wellness at our various cultural centers on campus. These consultations can offer support, space to process, and/or highlight resources. However, these meetings are not a substitute for regular therapy, counseling or psychiatric care.

Connect with one of our therapists for an informal consultation about mental health and wellness. These consultations can offer support, space to process, and/or highlight resources; however, these meetings are not a substitute for regular therapy, counseling or psychiatric care.

CLSA Drop-In Hours with Dr. Dana Reyes

  • Thursdays from 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • Hosted by Chicanx/Latinx Student Affairs
  • Please email Miriam Escobedo to reserve your 30-minute appointment

APIDA (Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American) Virtual Drop-in Hours with Dr. Miao Li

  • Fridays, weekly 1-3pm beginning February, being held: 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 & 4/30
  • Hosted by the Asian American Resource Center, Center for Asian Pacific American Students, and Claremont Colleges Asian American Advisory Board
  • RSVP @ bit.ly/APIDASP21

QRC Drop-In Hours with Patty Gonzalez, LMFT

  • Wednesdays from 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • Hosted by the Queer Resource Center
  • Email Patricia Gonzales for details

Pomona-Pitzer Athletics Drop-in Hours with Dr. Grant Goodman

  • Every Friday starting September 18th from 11:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Hosted by Pomona-Pitzer Athletics
  • The link will be sent out via email to all eligible student athletes

Printable Wallet Card – Crisis Resources

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS): 909-621-8202 *For after-hours crisis, press 1 to be connected immediately to an on-call therapist
Chaplains (McAlister): 909-621-8685
Campus Safety: 909-607-2000
Dean on Call: Call your Dean of Students office during business hours; After hours, call Campus Safety at 909-607-2000, ask them to contact the Dean on call for your campus.

Tools for Coping with Isolation/Stress

Grounding Exercises

Tips to Manage Stress

  • Talk about it – discussing your feelings with trusted others can help you feel less alone. Facetime, Skype, and similar videochat services are a great way to minimize spreading germs, and yet feel connection and support.
  • Get plenty of sleep, as well as regular “down-time” to rest and recuperate.
  • Strive to eat in a balanced and healthy way.
  • Practice deep breathing or other forms of relaxation.
  • Avoid excessive use of alcohol or drugs to self-soothe or self-medicate.
  • Many people understandably want to stay updated on the latest health information and recommendations, but consider limiting yourself to checking 1-2 reliable sources of information, once per day.”

Self Care Phone Apps

“Daily Yoga”– guided yoga sequences with video (free, iOS and Android compatible)
“Gratitude Diary”– positive things in your life (free, iOS compatible)
“Headspace”– mindfulness meditation tool (iOS and Android compatible)
“Insight Timer”– time tracker for meditation (free, iOS and Android compatible)
“Lotus Bud”– for reminders in the form of mindfulness bells and timers to practice mindfulness (iOS compatible)
“Sleep Cycle”– tracks sleep and sets alarm ($0.99 for iOS, Android compatible)
“Stop, Think Breathe”– Checking in with your brain body (free, iOS, Android and web compatible)
“ACT Coach” Offers exercises, tools, information, and tracking logs
“My3” A safety planning app
“Virtual Hope Box” Helps with emotion regulation and coping skills
“Booster Buddy” A free behavioral activation focused wellness app
“Breathe2Relax” A free app for deep breathing
“Sanvello” CBT-based app for anxiety, stress, and depression; free with in-app purchases
“Happify” science based activities and games to address negative thoughts and stress”

Crisis Hotlines:

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800 SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
National Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Didi Hirsch 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-877-727-4747 (for Spanish, dial 1-800-628-9454)
LGBTQ – The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Trans Crisis Line: 1-877-565-8860
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741-741
Students of Color Crisis Text Line: Text STEVE to 741-741

National Alliance of Mental Illness Information and Resources:

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

Training Programs

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Upcoming Events