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Military-Affiliated and Veteran Students

Service Members | Veterans | Dependents | Supporters

 

Mission Statement:  The University Counseling Center is dedicated to providing a supportive environment that addresses stigma and unique barriers to behavioral health treatment for military and veteran students.  We also partner with a network of campus and community resources to provide emotional support, psycho-education, and outreach to student veterans to maximize their personal, academic, and career success. Our services are culturally responsive to military service and identity. 

 

What to expect

At the UCC we strive to honor your military service.  We recognize the hardships you may have had and the ways that your experience is different from other students. Whether you served stateside or in combat, in the Reserves, or National Guard, you can expect your counselor to be affirming and accepting. Additionally, we understand that families of veterans experience unique challenges that we are sensitive to. You can expect your counselor to maintain the highest ethical and legal standards of confidentiality, listen to your concerns, and be open to discuss any topic, and be supportive.

 

Counseling

All of us encounter stressors, problems, and decisions in our daily lives.  Often students are able to cope with these issues on their own or with the help of friends or family.  Sometimes, however, problems may feel too overwhelming to manage on your own or it may be difficult to talk about certain issues with people close to you. The adjustment to college after or during military service may be challenging. Meeting with a counselor provides an opportunity to share your concerns in a safe and confidential setting with someone who will listen and help you identify coping strategies to solve your problems, achieve your goals, and feel better.   We understand that breaking the stigma surrounding treatment can be difficult. We have addressed this by working with local resources, increasing our visibility and presence on campus and in the community though various outreach activities, hiring a veteran counselor, and decreasing barriers to care.

 

Individual/Couples/Group Counseling

If you are interested in counseling, please call or visit our office Monday through Friday during walk-in hours from 9:00-11:30am and 1-4:00 pm.  (Dr. Sarah Skelton, our veterans walk-in Counselor, is available Tues, 1-4pm and Thurs, 9-11:30am).   The Counselor-on-Duty will meet with you briefly and gather information about your concerns and discuss which service(s) and resources are best suited to your needs. The Counselor-on-duty will then assist you with scheduling a counseling appointment and/or connecting you with other campus or community resources if needed.    In order to be eligible for couples counseling, both partners need to be currently enrolled TAMUCC students.  A trauma support group is offered each semester.  Our current group is limited to female survivors but we can provide information about other support groups on-campus and in the community.     

 

Crisis Counseling

During regular business hours, TAMU-CC students who are in crisis can come to the Counseling Center and meet with the Counselor on Duty.   After hours, call (361)825-2703 and press 2 to be connected to the after hours emergency counselor.

 

Vet Center Counselor

Beginning in 2017, the Counseling Center established an arrangement with the local Vet Center to have a Vet Center counselor in our office on Tuesday mornings from 9am-12pm.    The Vet Center counselor is available to assist combat veterans and is available for walk-in or scheduled appointments and can also help connect you with VA resources.  Call (361)825-2703 to schedule an appointment.  

 

 

Student Veterans Handbook 2017

TAMUCC Veterans Handbook 2017

Sarah Skelton, Psy.D.
Psychologist
University Counseling Center

Voice (361) 825-2703
Fax (361) 825-5969
Sarah.Skelton@tamucc.edu

Sarah Skelton Bio

Walk-in Hours:

Tuesday, 1-4pm                    Thurs, 9-11:30am

 

Student Veterans Lounge

UC 201 -Second Floor of the University Center

Come for the comradery, a quiet place to study or just relax? Visit the Student Veterans Lounge. The lounge offers space for group and individual study. Enjoy a refrigerator and microwave, as well as, tv, coffee, beanbag furniture and more!

 

SVO events can also be found on Orgsync and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TAMUCCstudentveteransorg

Our clinicians have successfully completed Islander Green Zone Training and are ready to assist TAMU-CC Student Veterans with any difficulties they may be facing. Look for our sticker or ask front desk.

 

UC Room 204B (Next to SVO Lounge)

We know you're busy! In additional to regular business hours our military specific POC’s have provided a one stop shop to address your needs in one place.

Mon: University Counseling Center  11am-1pm
Tues: 

Resource Coordinator 

1pm-3pm

Tues:

Career Services

1pm-5pm

Wed:

Office of Veterans Affairs

1pm-3pm

Wed:

Islander Transition Center Academic Advising

1pm-5pm

Thurs:

Resource Coordinator 

1pm-3pm

Thurs:

Financial Aid

1pm-5pm

Fri:  

 *Additionally, we have POC’s for the VET Center if interested.

Robert J. Dillard, Ph.D.
Veterans Resource Coordinator


Jeff.Dillard@tamucc.edu

Dr. Dillard Bio

Jacinto (Jace) Medina, M.H.R.D., M.S., LPC, NCC

Coordinator-Veterans Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)

(361) 825-3624

University Center 304
Jacinto.Medina@tamucc.edu

Jace Medina Bio



Ricci Stevens

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Veterans Affairs Office
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5775

t: 361.825.2331 |

f: 361.825.2533
e: veterans.affairs@tamucc.edu

http://vets.tamucc.edu/

Ricci Stevens Bio