Welcome to the Counseling Center
In light of recent events that again highlight continued racism, oppression, and systemic violence around the nation and the recent severe injury to a member of the Bobcat Family, the Counseling Center would like to reaffirm our role as a supportive resource to the Texas State community. We understand that these tragic and traumatic events will impact some students more deeply, specifically our Black student community. Talking about events, acknowledging the resulting feelings, and focusing on helping others may assist with reducing the negative emotional impact. Talking with a mental health professional can also be a useful step in addressing the resulting anger, pain, and confusion.
Resources that may be helpful include the Steve Fund, the Racial Trauma Toolkit, and the Counseling Center's Racial Trauma, Racial Violence, and Antiracism Resources page. A recorded version of the Counseling Center's webinar "Radical Healing in Response to Racial Trauma" can be viewed here.
Telemental Health services are available to currently enrolled Texas State students. Please see How to Make an Appointment for additional information about accessing services.
The Counseling Center staff is here to help. We invite you to read our Diversity Statement as one affirmation of our commitment to providing culturally responsive care.
Our staff are available to provide crisis support and routine appointments to enrolled students through Telemental Health (phone or HIPAA-compliant Zoom video).
We recognize this pandemic impacts our Bobcat community's overall sense of well-being. We have compiled a list of mental health related COVID-19 resources and support materials that will be updated frequently and shared through our social media accounts. We are offering two Telemental Health COVID related support groups during summer II.
For the health of all Bobcats, our preferred method of contact is via phone. If you need emergency support, want to initiate therapy, or would like to change a scheduled appointment, please call 512-245-2208 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). We are waiving our no show policy through August 7, 2020.
If you feel you are in immediate danger or crisis, call 911 or seek medical assistance. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, interpersonal/domestic violence, or a recent sexual assault you can call the Counseling Center during normal business hours at 512-245-2208.
After-hours you can call the suicide prevention hotlines (please identify self as Texas State student) : Hill Country MHDD 1-877-466-0660 (San Marcos Campus) or Bluebonnet Trails 1-800-841-1255 (Round Rock Campus).
Please see our Crisis Information for an expansive list of crisis hotlines and chatlines for suicide prevention, interpersonal/domestic violence, and sexual assault survivors.
For the most updated information regarding COVID-19, please see the Texas State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Summary. All official university-wide communication about COVID-19 will come via email.
The health of our clients and our staff is our priority. Each of us must act responsibly for the benefit of our entire community. If you are sick or become sick, you should stay home and avoid close contact with others. If you have any concerns that you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, you should call the Student Health Center or your medical provider immediately.
There are no additional fees for Counseling Center services which are confidential and provided by trained professionals to currently enrolled Texas State students while classes are in session.
Counseling Center Services include brief individual, group, and couples counseling, consultation and crisis response, and workshops about coping with stress and other mental health topics.
Individual counseling at the Round Rock Campus is also available on a limited basis.
Therapy Assistance Online, an interactive, dynamic, and easy-to-access online program is available to the Texas State community and provides skill building exercises in support of anxiety, depression, and other common concerns.
Texas State is committed to the holistic well-being of its students. In an effort to encourage Texas State students to call Emergency 911 in case of a drug or alcohol related medical emergency, a student will be granted amnesty from formal university disciplinary procedures if:
-The student requested medical assistance in response to the possible alcohol or drug overdose of another person;
-The student was the “first” person to make a request for medical assistance;
-The student remained on the scene until medical assistance arrived; and
-The student cooperated with medical assistance and law enforcement personnel.
The reporting student will be expected to provide an account of the episode/event to a university official regardless of the amnesty standard being applied