“Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services
Welcome back – Spring 2023
We are open for virtual and in-person appointments
Welcome to Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS) and to the Fall Semester! MCAPS is the mental health resource for all seven of The Claremont Colleges. Our professional staff serves all enrolled students. There are no fees for counseling services, and all services are confidential.
At the present time, due to declining COVID-19 case rates in Los Angeles County, as well as lower rates of severe outcomes, MCAPS is pleased to offer students a choice between virtual and in-person appointments for regular counseling. Initial Brief Assessment appointments will be strictly virtual. Crisis appointments and psychiatry/medication visits will generally be held in person. Group therapy will vary, based on the needs and preferences of each group. We will continue to monitor public health recommendations, and will adjust our procedures accordingly, as needed.
Please note that, while the COVID-19 pandemic continues, face coverings are required for all in-person visitors to MCAPS.
Brief, goal-oriented counseling is offered virtually for individuals, couples and groups to help address a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, academic stress, identity-related concerns, as well as relationship, familial, cultural and interpersonal stressors. Students who would benefit from longer-term or more specialized care will be offered referrals to appropriate resources. Workshops, outreaches, and presentations on a variety of topics are offered throughout the year. Please call our office during business hours to access services and for further information. A list of our Fall 2021 programing is located at the bottom of the page. Check out our Resources section to learn variety ways to cope with COVID-19-related stress. Also please note our workshops and support sessions to assist students in navigating the stresses of the ongoing pandemic.
Please note that state laws restrict the services that we can provide to students who are not currently living in California. As a result, students out of state are not able to schedule individual, group, or couples therapy at this time. However, we are glad to help you locate local resources and referral options! Please schedule a brief assessment, contact your previous MCAPS therapist, or complete a referral form for out of state referral options. You are still able to access workshops (both on-going and one-time), brief assessments, drop-in hours, crisis and consultation services, and referral appointments. Psychiatry appointments are also available on a case-by-case basis depending on your state’s laws and other circumstances.
Additionally, all students at The Claremont Colleges have access to 7C.Health, which provides 24/7 medical and behavioral telehealth care for 7C students, at no cost. They also now offer up to 12 ongoing therapy appointments for the academic year. To get started, visit 7C.Health online, or download the TimelyMD app.
Students with SHIP (Aetna) medical insurance can also access tele-medicine appointments, including behavioral health appointments, at https://www.teladoc.com/Aetna/
For Crisis or Urgent Needs:
During our business hours, a counselor is available to respond to urgent needs. If you are experiencing a crisis situation after hours, you can talk to a counselor by calling 909-621-8202 and dialing “1”. You can also contact the following crisis lines:
- National Hotlines: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) and 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
As a point of information, the above crisis lines are not affiliated or vetted by MCAPS.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call, if you are on campus, Campus Safety at 909-607-2000 (x72000 from any campus phone) or, if off-campus, please call 911.
Additional TCCS support resources:
Chaplains (McAlister): 909-621-8685
Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA): 909-621-8044
Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA): 909-607-3669
Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC): (909) 607-7419