Staff members are available to provide urgent/crisis support and routine appointments to enrolled students as they navigate college transitions and other life experiences. For the health of all Bobcats, services are by appointment only. If you need urgent/crisis support, want to schedule or change an appointment, or want to consult with a clinician, please call 512-245-2208 (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm).
During the COVID-19 period, telemental health (phone of HIPAA-compliant Zoom video) will be the most frequently used method for counseling. Clinicians will work with students to determine whether their individual counseling needs are best supported using telemental health or limited in-person services following CDC distancing guidelines.
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.
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) page. 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.
College is an exciting time, but it can also be demanding. Students may experience a variety of personal and adjustment issues that require assistance beyond what friends and family can provide.
Some common concerns addressed in counseling include stress/anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, depression, academic performance, and substance use.
Individual counseling is available on a limited basis at the Round Rock campus. Services include brief individual counseling, crisis and consultation response and workshops about coping with stress and other mental health topics.
Counseling Center services are free, confidential, and provided by trained professionals to currently enrolled Texas State students while classes are in session.