Peggy H. Smith Graduate Training Clinic

The Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic is a graduate training clinic sponsored by Counseling & Psychological Services and the Department of Counseling and is staffed by second year trainees from the masters program in the Department of Counseling. All the trainees are supervised by licensed clinical counselors from Counseling & Psychological Services. 

The Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic provides both in-person and virtual services.


The Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic will continue to operate as usual through the Spring semester, but beginning July 1, 2024 will be paused. Updates to come at a later time.

Due to the PHS Training Program's pause for 2024-2025 we are not accepting applications for the traineeship at this time.


To schedule an appointment, visit us at the Student Services Building Room 205 or call (415) 338-2208

Operates during Fall and Spring semesters only.

PHS Clinic Coordinator: Yolanda Gamboa, PhD


Peggy H. Smith Graduate Training Clinic FAQ

Please view our Telebehavioral Health Services page for more general FAQs.

We acknowledge that a crisis situation may occur during telebehavioral health therapy sessions.  The student and their counselor will prepare a safety plan at the start of each session. The safety plan will include at least one emergency contact chosen by the student, as well as the contact information for the emergency department closest to the student’s location. If a telebehavioral health therapy session is disconnected before the end of the session and the counselor is concerned for the student’s well-being, the counselor will attempt to contact the student. g. If the student shows signs of being in crisis, the counselor has permission to notify the listed emergency contact to ensure the student’s safety.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening crisis or a mental health emergency (thoughts of suicide, thoughts of harming someone else, psychosis), please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800)-273-8255, San Francisco Suicide Hotline (415) 781-0500, or dial 911, or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate.

Peggy H. Smith Counselors are currently in training and supervised by CAPS Licensed Therapists. In order to receive telebehavioral health services, your counselor’s supervisor may audio or video conference during the session in order to oversee your counselor in trainings work. You will be informed ahead of time if a supervisor chooses to video conference during one of the sessions. In addition, your counselor in training may record individual sessions as needed through video conferencing or audio format. Recordings will be destroyed after review by the supervisor and appropriate documentation of the session.

Please visit our Services page to learn how to make an appointment and reach your counselor.

Please visit our Services page to access all necessary forms.