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Counseling Services

Faculty and staff can count on Counseling and Psychological Services for free and confidential counseling.

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Confidential and Non-Judgmental

Counseling Services

Holy Names University students can count on free and confidential counseling (the first 10 sessions are free and then only $5 per session). 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
Local Hotlines/Resources

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

Substance and Use Disorder Resources

East Bay Alcoholics Anonymous

(510) 839-8900 or

Narcotics Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous


Contact a Counselor

Judy Curtis, Psy.D.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Director of Counseling & Psychological Services

(510) 436-1530, ext. 1


Molly Nadler, Psy.D.

Training Director

(510) 436.-1530, ext. 2


JR Fisher

Counselor Trainee

510.436.1057, ext. 1


Max Friedmann

Counselor Trainee

(510) 436-1057, ext. 2


Iris Leung

Counselor Trainee

(510) 436-1057, ext. 3



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.