Making an Initial Appointment
Please read below to identify the type of initial appointment you need and how to connect with the Counseling Center for mental health support.
For the health of all Bobcats, services are by appointment only.
If you need crisis support, are already an existing client and want to make or reschedule an appointment, or need to consult with a clinician, please call 512-245-2208.
Counseling Center services are available to enrolled students while classes are in session at no addition change.
At your first appointment, a clinician will recommend appropriate sources of support. The recommendations may include scheduling brief individual (every 2-3 weeks) or group therapy at the Counseling Center. It may also be using our on-line services or a referral to more appropriate campus or community resources. This includes referrals for frequent, longer-term, or specialized therapy or a medication evaluation.
We understand your situation is unique and cannot be fully described. In our effort to best serve each student, we request that you read the common concerns listed below so that you can appropriately identify which appointment type you need.
NEW CLIENT NON-URGENT
This is the most common appointment type for students seeking to initiate counseling.
ONLINE SCHEDULING IS AVAILABLE.
If you established services in the past calendar year, call 512-245-2208 to schedule. If you are unsure, our staff can clarify.
Support for students experiencing a safety concern or a recent traumatic event (e.g. assault or grief).
Scope of Practice
Our staff provide time effective mental health services to help students deal with psychological concerns that may interfere with academic success.
be on time
Initial appointments are cancelled if the phone call is not answered. Counseling sessions will be rescheduled or reduced if 20 minutes late.
Therapist Assistance Online
Therapist 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.