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Rita Chang, PhD
At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, short-term counseling services are available to help students achieve and maintain a sense of well-being. In counseling, the student and counselor work together to define goals and explore strategies for issues such as stress, relationship difficulties, and depression or anxiety. Counseling can often lead to better interpersonal relationships, improved academic performance, solutions to specific problems, reductions in the student’s feelings of distress, and an overall expansion of the student’s potential.
Counseling services are sensitive to issues of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, physical capacities, and learning differences.
Counseling services are included in the health services fee that full-time students pay.
A counseling relationship requires trust and confidence between student and counselor, therefore all counseling sessions are kept confidential under ordinary circumstances. No information about the student, including his/her participation in counseling, will be revealed to any person or agency (including parents and teachers) without his/her written consent. However, if a student is judged to be a danger to self and/or others or if there is risk of harm to a minor, a dependent adult, or an elder, we reserve the right to inform family, emergency providers, law enforcement, or appropriate college personnel.
A detailed notice of privacy practices and other limits to confidentiality is available in the counseling offices.
Counseling Services Offered
Brief Individual Counseling
Consultation for Staff and Faculty