Counseling Services

Welcome to Saddleback College Counseling Services Division!

Professional counseling faculty are available to all current and prospective students to provide guidance, assistance and support. The Counseling Services Division has 14 full time generalist counselors and several part time counselors who in addition to teaching Counseling classes, provide personal, academic,
and career counseling services to Saddleback College students.

Students are highly encouraged to meet with a counselor at least once a semester.

Generalist Counselors may help students with:

  • Personal Counseling
  • Maximizing potentials
  • Relationship problems
  • Values clarification
  • Stress management
  • Personal growth
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Academic Counseling
  • Selection of a major
  • Setting educational goals
  • Schedule planning
  • Transfer planning
  • Time Management
  • Academic success strategies
  • Career Counseling
  • Career choice
  • Career change
  • Utilization of resources for career exploration
  • Referrals to other agencies or practitioners

Students who want a Saddleback College Certificate, an Associate Degree, or who want to transfer, are required to complete a My Academic Plan (MAP) and have it approved by a counselor.
Please Call the Counseling Office at 949-582-4572  
to Make Your MAP Workshop Appointment. (note: these are group appointments)
View the MAP Workshop Dates and Times


How to Make a Counseling Appointment during Fall & Spring Semester
Day and evening counseling services are available on an appointment and on a walk-in basis.

Counseling Appointments may be made in person during the hours listed, by using our on-line appointment system or by calling (949) 582-4572. Appointments are made a week in advance. The schedule comes out each Monday morning for the following week.

For answers to specific counseling questions, please call (949) 582-4572.

HINT: It's best to call early Monday mornings to make appointments for the following week.

Location & Hours

Student Services Center The Counseling Office is located in the Student Services Center, office SSC-167

Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm
and Friday from 8:00am to 12:00 noon.

A Welcome message from Jerilyn Chuman, Dean of Counseling Services Divison:

"Counseling services are an essential part of the educational mission of Saddleback College. Counseling at Saddleback College is holistic in nature, and recognizes the personal, academic and career aspects of the fully functional student.