Mental Health Counseling

Welcome to Mental Health Counseling

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We provide short-term clinical services to help students to optimize their learning and growth and help students decrease stress for academic and personal success. We work with students who are seeking help to learn coping strategies and problem-solving skills. Crisis intervention and referrals are also provided.

We currently offer both in-person and tele-mental health appointments via video-conferencing to currently enrolled students. To schedule an appointment at Miramar College Health Services, call (619) 388-7881. A Mental Health Counselor will follow up with you during business hours to conduct a screening, check if these services are a good fit for you, get the process started, and/or connect you to additional supportive resources. 

 

Hours & Location

Location Summer 2022 Hours
Welcome Building (K2-102) Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fridays: CLOSED

In an emergency, call 911.
After hours or if we are unavailable and this is a Mental Health Emergency, contact the ACCESS & CRISIS 24-Hour Hotline (SD County) at 1-888-724-7240 or text "COURAGE" to 741741.

About Our Services

Mental Health Counseling provides short-term clinical services to help students to optimize their learning and growth and help students decrease stress for academic and personal success. We work with students who are seeking help to learn coping strategies and problem-solving skills. Crisis intervention and referrals are also provided.

Mental Health Counseling is available at the K2-102 Office.  We offer a limited number of sessions. We will refer to community providers for those who will benefit from an extended therapeutic relationship or need long-term services, including for addictions or psychiatric medication. To schedule an appointment at Miramar College Health Services, call (619) 388-7881. If we are unavailable, please refer to the following resources.

Access & Crisis 24-Hour Hotline 1 (888) 724-7240.
Provides mental health crisis intervention, information, and referral to mental health services in San Diego County. Additionally, provides drug and alcohol information.
National Suicide Prevention Line 988
You will be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime, 24/7. If calling locally, you will be connected to the Access & Crisis 24-Hour Hotline. You can also call this line anywhere in the nation.
Warm Line 1 (800) 930 9276.
Provides a friendly telephone support line that listens to concerns and offers referrals. Available 3:30pm-11:00pm 7 days a week.
DV/Sexual Assault Crisis Line & Referral (888)385-4657
Highly trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
211 Resource Line
Dial 211 from anywhere in the U.S. for information on local resources for food, housing, job support, health, human trafficking or disaster assistance. Can also assist in a personal crisis

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence or intimate partner violence, contact the Campus Advocacy Coordinator, Myisha Butler-Ibawi, at mbutler@ccssd.org for resources and assistance. Myisha is a confidential resource, and any details relating to your incident will not be reported to the District without your consent.

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Meet the Staff

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Julia Kamp, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#80670) - Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Interests: Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship/ attachment issues, adjustment and life transitions, stress management, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, parenting stress, communication skills, military support, identity development, self-esteem, wellness, self-compassion, basic needs and more. Clinical orientation, training, and experience include Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT),  Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Gottman’s Couples Therapy, Century Anger Management, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Strength-Based Approach, and Person-Centered Approach.

  • Languages: English 
  • Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers
  • Alma Mater: ​​​​University of Southern California​​
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Mariam Edelbrock, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mental Health Counselor

Stay tuned; more details coming soon!

  • Languages: English

 

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Whitney Donahue, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker (#91144) - Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers

Associate Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Interests: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Trauma, Systemic Oppression, Neurodivergence, LGBTQ+ Identities, Life Transitions, People with Disabilities, Siblings of People with Disabilities, Brainspotting, Person-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness

  • Languages: English
  • Affiliations: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) San Diego, California Sibling Leadership Network
  • Alma mater: University of Southern California

 

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Jesus D. Mendez Carbajal, MA, APCC

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#8347) - Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs/Elle

Associate Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Interest: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Inner child, Self-esteem, Identity development, Life/School/Personal Stress, Emotional Intelligence, Spirituality, Body-centered, Impacts of systemic oppression. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ folks, Undocumented immigrants, AB540 students, Dreamer students, DACA students, DACA recipients, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Adults at any age, and people with experiences of interpersonal and systemic oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia, to name a few) My integrative therapy approach includes person-centered, psychodynamic, emotion-focused, experiential, and short-term therapy.

  • Languages: English & Spanish
  • Affiliations: California Association for Licensed Professional Counselors (CALPCC)
  • Alma mater: San Diego State University

 

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Jesse Martinez, B.A.

Outreach Project Assistant - Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • Languages: English
  • Affiliations: American Psychological Association (Student Member)
  • Alma mater: UC San Diego

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