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COVID-19 Update: The El Camino College campus is currently closed to students and visitors.

Counseling Services are now available in a virtual environment. Please use the links below to chat with a counselor, schedule an appointment, or access our other virtual services. 

We have limited access to phone lines. If you need to contact the Counseling Department and are unable to utilize the virtual resources below, you can send an email to:

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Dear Students,

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the El Camino College on-campus Counseling Office has transitioned to serving students in a virtual environment. 

Counseling faculty and staff are available to assist you through telephone and video appointments. Additionally, you can have questions answered through our online chat features. Through virtual appointments, students will be able to utilize web cameras and video conferencing tools to share screens and “see their Counselor,” similar to a FaceTime or Skype call. If technology is not available for virtual appointments, Counselors are also available for telephone appointments.  

We understand that not all students may have access to a telephone or computer. We are compiling a list of resources that may be available to address students’ technology needs to better facilitate online services.

We know this is a time of uncertainty and concern for many of our students, and we want to reassure you that although we may not be able to offer in-person services at this time, we will continue to be available to assist our students.

We are committed to continuing to offer excellent services while also protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community. We thank you and appreciate your patience as we continue to adapt and learn how to better serve our students in a virtual environment.

Thank you,


Dr. Dipte Patel

Dean of Counseling and Student Success


Kristina Martinez,

Associate Dean of Counseling and Student Success

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Mission Statement

The Counseling and Student Success mission is to collaborate with the campus community to create a learning environment that fosters a sense of community, compassion, self-awareness – one that serves diverse students and promotes equitable educational outcomes and student success. 

 Counseling and Student Success staff