Counseling & Support Services

Students Walking by Student Center

Counseling & Support Services

Are you trying to determine what you want to do for a career? Are you interested in transferring and earning a bachelor's degree? Do you just need to talk to someone about your classes?

Located in Eddy Hall, Counseling and Support Services provide you with the help you may need to clarify and successfully complete your academic and career goals. If you are on the Yreka campus, check in the main office for details or visit our Yreka Services page. We are here to support your education and help you plan for a successful future.

Please stop by if you are in need of career planning assistance, goal setting, academic planning and/or coping with personal problems.


Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

To obtain an appointment please call (530) 938-5353(530) 938-5353 or you may email us at

The Counseling Department is comprised of the programs and services listed on the left.

Contact counseling & Support services

Counseling & Support Services
Phone: (530) 938-5353(530) 938-5353

Sunny Greene, DSPS Director/Counselor, LD Specialist, and General Counselor
Denis Hagarty, General/Veterans/Athletics Counselor
Michelle Knudsen, General/Basic Skills Counselor
Kim Peacemaker, Yreka Campus Counselor
Valerie Roberts, Associate Dean of Student Success

Josh Collins, Academic Advisor
Beckie Hobbs, Academic Advisor
Pat Kushwara, Student Support Services (SSS) Coordinator/Advisor
Shannon Eller, EOPS/CARE Coordinator/Advisor, Foster Youth Liaison

Donna Farris, DSPS LD Paraprofessional/Alternative Media Specialist
Martha Gentry, Counseling Services Reception
Denise Broomfield, DSPS Administrative Specialist & Eligibility Process
Marlena Shaffer, Administrative Assistant II, Student Support Programs

Mental Health Trainings - How to Help Students in Distress

Supporting Veterans, LGBTQ students, and Students in Distress
Online Training Simulations for Faculty, Staff, & Students

These free, online interactive trainings are designed to help college faculty, staff, and students recognize the warning signs of emotional distress and PTSD in students that can lead to self-harm and/or harm to others.

The trainings will provide learners ways to approach at-risk students, veteran students, and/or LGBTQ students for referral to the appropriate mental health, administrative and/or student services.

Each training takes about 30-60 minutes and engages learners in conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars that exhibit signs of psychological distress.

Check out the videos below for a short demonstration!

For At-Risk for Faculty & Staff:
For At-Risk for Students:
For Veterans on Campus for Faculty & Staff:

Trainings for Students to Help Other Students

At Risk for Students Banner

Veterans on Campus Peer Program Banner

LGBTQ on Campus for Students Banner

Trainings for Faculty & Staff to Help Students

Helping At Risk Students for Faculty and Staff Banner

Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff Banner

LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty and Staff Banner

Suicide Prevention information

Important tips and information on helping someone that may be considering suicide.

Local Resources

At Risk Students
Veterans on Campus
LGBTQ on Campus

These trainings are made available to all California community colleges through the CCC Student Mental Health Program, a partnership between the Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges funded through a grant from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). CalMHSA is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CalMHSA administers programs funded by the voter approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) on a statewide, regional and local basis.