Students meet individually with a counselor to discuss a variety of issues. These may include personal feelings, relationships, coping with stress and anxiety, self-awareness, and other personal concerns. Because the primary mission of the Counseling Center is to provide short-term immediate help in order to facilitate students’ college success and adjustment, counselors meet with students for a limited number of sessions. Together, the counselor and student will set goals and determine the approximate number of sessions that may be needed. At each meeting, the counselor and student will set the next appointment time and date. If it is determined that your situation requires counseling beyond the scope of practice for the Counseling Center, you will be referred to an outside agency for services or scheduled to meet with the Counseling Center Case Manager to explore other alternatives.
During group counseling, students with common concerns meet together with one or more counselors to explore a topic or experience. Many students find group counseling to be the most effective means of receiving support. Before the group begins, you will meet individually with its leader(s). During this meeting, the group leader(s) will provide you with information about what happens in group and answer any questions that you may have. You and the group leader(s) will also determine if the group is appropriate for your needs. The Counseling Center offers a number of counseling groups each semester.
For more information on group counseling and a list of our current therapy groups, click here.
For a FAQ on Group Counseling services, click here.
While couples counseling often requires a time commitment beyond the scope of the Counseling Center's services, counselors can meet with couples, both of whom must be a student at Texas State and currently enrolled, on a limited basis to provide relationship counseling.
Some students seek out personal or psychological counseling and during that process begin to understand how their educational and occupational choices impact their emotional and mental health. Because of this, the Counseling Center offers career counseling services, as well.
For more information on career counseling at the Counseling Center please click here, or visit the Career Services website for more information on helping you decide what career would be best for you.
If you are interested in utilizing the Counseling Center’s other services, such as consultation and referral, psychological assessment, psychiatric referral, or training programs, please call 512-245-2208 or visit our office in LBJSC 5-4.1.