University Counseling Center staff provide short-term individual, couples, and family counseling services to help students address personal problems that interfere with the demands of college life and their academic success. Counselors can work with you to aide you in increasing self-awareness, improving self-confidence and acceptance, enhancing your ability to cope during changes and challenges, improving your decision making and communication abilities, and teaching you strategies to replace hurtful or self-defeating thoughts, feelings, and actions with healthy, adaptive, alternatives. Such counseling is a highly individualized process focusing on specific areas of concern you and the counselor identify together.
Psychological Screenings and Assessment
Psychological screenings and assessments are used to aid the counseling process. Assessment are used to assist in the development of a personalized plan of action for counseling by identifying a student's strengths and those skills that could be further developed. Assessments are also used to gather cognitive, emotional and behavioral information prior to a medication evaluation by our consulting psychiatrist. UCC professionals do not conduct evaluations to determine disability status or to recommend disability-related accommodations.
University Counseling Center staff are available to meet with students, faculty and staff regarding student issues that do not require on-going counseling. For example students can request a one-time consultation appointment if they are unsure if counseling can help them or students/faculty can call to consult about a student they are concerned about if unsure how to approach the situation. To request a consultation, call the University Counseling Center at (361) 825-2703.
Outreach Programs and Workshops
The University Counseling Center sponsors a variety of workshops and other special events throughout the academic semester. The staff of the University Counseling Center also available to speak to various student organizations, classes, and other groups about mental health and related topics. For more information see Request a Workshop or Presentation.