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. Overall, counseling services are intended to provide help to students whose problems can be addressed over a short-term period, in a limited number of sessions. Because the primary mission of the Counseling Center is to provide short-term immediate help in order to facilitate students’ college success and adjustment, counseling will focus on short-term objectives. 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. You are responsible for any expenses that you incur for services you receive from outside agencies.
For more information on individual counseling click here.
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. Recent groups offered include Art Therapy: Healing Through Creativity, Breaking Free to Be Me: Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families, Facing the Fear: Overcoming Anxiety and Panic, Sexual Assault and Abuse Survivors, Moving Through Grief: Surviving the Death of a Loved One, and Empowering You: LGBTQ Support.
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.