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Counseling Services

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Confidential and Non-Judgmental

Counseling Services

Holy Names University students are eligible for confidential counseling while they are here. In keeping with our commitment to access, the first 10 sessions are free and subsequent sessions are just $5. Individuals are invited to develop a capacity for self-awareness, both personally and as members of a vibrant and diverse community; explore thoughts and feelings about what is working and not working; learn to address a range of issues that affect health and well-being; and practice new ways of understanding and being in the world.

Services offered:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Monthly grief support group
  • Workshops on campus
  • Referrals in the Oakland community
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In the Event of an Emergency

When the Counseling Center is closed, you may choose to call 911, go to your nearest hospital emergency room, or use the local 24-hour crisis support hotline by calling (800) 309-2131.

Alameda County Crisis Support

Alameda County Crisis Support

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

(800) 309-2131

Parental Stress Services

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

(510) 893-5444

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

(510) 845-7273

Battered Woman’s Alternative

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

(888) 215-5555

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

(Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., ET.)

(800) 950-6264 (NAMI) or


Substance and Use Disorder Resources

East Bay Alcoholics Anonymous

(510) 839-8900 or

Narcotics Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous



All personal information is confidential. No information will be released unless you give us written authorization to do so. The only time this is not true is if someone is at risk of grave harm to themselves or others. In these cases the law requires counselors to break confidentiality.