We are here for you, let's talk!
You can schedule an appointment through a variety of ways below. Visit the Student Wellness & Success Center on campus, call us at 530-283-0202 ext. 205 OR 234, or click below to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment via Zoom with our FRC Campus Mental Health Counselor. Or access 24/7 on demand telehealth services via our campus partner TimelyCare. If this is an emergency please call 988.
Upcoming Wellness Events
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What to Expect for your First Appointment:
Your first appointment is a time to express what you would like to accomplish in counseling. You and your counselor work together to develop a plan that meets your needs. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early if meeting in person, with your student ID card, to complete necessary paperwork. Your information and attendance will remain confidential.
Confidentiality: All information is kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside the treatment team, except when legally or ethically required.
Hello, and welcome! My name is Kara Gately and I am a local to Plumas County, as I grew up here in Quincy. I, myself, am a graduate of Feather River College and ultimately continued on to get my Master of Social Work degree. I am grateful for the opportunity to come back to Feather River College and be a part of the advocacy for accessible mental health care.
My experience has included working in foster care, corrections, and school systems, residential mental health settings, and providing mental health and addiction treatment to legally involved folks. While my work experience has been quite diverse, the common theme is that none of us are immune to the human condition. Each of us struggle with doubts, insecurities, shame, relationships, and often, our mental health. My goal in being a part of our campus mental health services is to advocate, support, and empower each of our students. Whatever walk of life you are coming from, you are welcome here.
My approach as a mental health provider is very much informed by the fact that I am a social worker. Social work ethics encourage recognition of each individual and their unique set of strengths as they address their concerns. While I can absolutely provide education around mental health and symptoms being experienced, I value you as a person as a whole. The role that you play in your own life is important and I am eager to learn your perspective on how we can collaborate to meet your goals. I encourage autonomy and the recognition that you are your own person. Flexibility in our thinking and our ability to cope with what we are experiencing is central to our mental health and a large part of how I approach mental health treatment. Just like any relationship, trust is central to building a positive therapeutic relationship, this can also take time. Thank you for considering me as you begin this journey in learning more about yourself and your mental health.
When I am not here on campus, I am often adventuring around Plumas County with my pittie pup, Luna. I love being outside; whether it be hiking, paddle boarding, or skiing, Plumas County is one of my favorite places to roam. I also enjoy traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with my loved ones. Mental health is a topic near to my heart as it impacts each of us. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Wellness Center.
Group topics change every year and determined by student body needs. Groups meet on a regular basis to discuss common issues in their lives, offer each other support and/or learn new skills under the supervision of mental health counselors. For current groups check with the Mental Health Wellness Center.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.
The Access & Crisis Line is also available 24/7 at 1-800-757-7898. Text the word COURAGE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 for free, confidential 24/7 support.
In the event you or someone you know is experiencing acute mental health crisis, we make every effort to provide support. Our crisis policy states all appointments may be shortened or rescheduled in the event of a presenting crisis or emergency. Visit our office Student Wellness & Success Center or call 1-530-283-0202, ext. 205 or 234.
This service provides access to FREE mental virtual health care from Wellness Center through your smartphone, laptop, or desktop. The Student Wellness & Success Center Counselor is available to offer mental health support for things like anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and MORE! Schedule an appointment above.
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