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If this is an emergency, call 911 immediately.


FALL 2020 UPDATE:

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Student Counseling Center (SCC) will primarily offer services via phone and/or Webex. Any students interested in scheduling an appointment should call (210) 784-1331 Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM. If this is a life-threatening emergency, please use the emergency resources listed below the Nourish to Flourish video.

Any faculty, staff, or visitors with general inquiries should call (210) 784-1331 Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM or email stucounseling@tamusa.edu.

**Please know that any individuals visiting the SC&WS office in-person are required to wear face coverings and must use hand sanitizer when they enter the Modular C building. 


The Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides brief individual, couples*, and group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, case management, and prevention services. Brief therapy is defined as engaging with students on a bi-weekly basis over the course of a semester or two during a student’s academic tenure. For more information, please call (210) 784-1331 or visit our website at www.tamusa.edu/studentcounseling. 

SCC services can help facilitate students’ academic and life goals as well as enhance their personal growth and well-being.  Our staff of licensed mental health professionals work with students to identify treatment goals and effective strategies to cope with difficult situations. All mental health services provided by the Office of Student Counseling Center (SCC) are free, confidential (as the law allows), and are not part of a student’s academic or university record. 

All enrolled A&M-SA students are eligible to receive an initial consultation (ICON) appointment to assess their needs. The ICON is used to make treatment recommendations based on individual symptoms, severity, appropriateness of services, and availability of resources. At the conclusion of the ICON appointment, the licensed provider will render a clinical recommendation based on services that are best suited to meet individual needs. 

*Please note that couples therapy services are typically only offered to students in the summer semesters. This is primarily due to prioritizing the volume of individual and group therapy appointments in the fall and spring semesters. A $3.00 fee will be charged to students who no show or do not call 24 hours in advance of their scheduled appointment.


Nourish to Flourish

The Student Counseling Center offers a 3 week video series with tips on anxiety management and healthy relationships during COVID-19. Please watch the segments below. 

Videos: Click here to access all three videos

Tools: Distorted Thought Patterns from TherapistAid.com: Click here & Progressive Muslce Relaxation: short video and audio only


Emergency Resources

Emergency Resources

911 and ask for a Mental Health Officer

University Police emergency line: (210) 784-1911

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

The Center for Health Care Services: (800) 316-9241

Family Violence Prevention Services: (210) 733-8810

Text “Help” to the National Crisis Textline: 741-741


COVID-19 Self-Care Packet

COVID-19 Self-Care Packet

COVID-19 Self-Care Packet: 
https://www.tamusa.edu/documents/covid-19-self-care-packet.pdf

Individuals who experience periods of crisis or intense emotional distress may benefit from having a plan to respond in a healthy way.  The Student Counseling Center offers this COVID-19 Self-Care Packet which includes creative and useful techniques to manage anxiety during this time of distress. Regular self-care routines, such as journaling, engaging in meditation or mindfulness practice, and exercise are important for your mental health. This COVID-19 self-care packet is a way to attend to your needs when feeling stressed and/or overwhelmed.  Please call the Student Counseling Center at (210) 784-1331 or email (StuCounseling@tamusa.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Please note: This COVID-19 Self-Care Packet does not replace individual therapy with a licensed clinician. 


National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Carribean and Central and South America.  The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, check out the wide variety of resources available at A&M-SA University Library! Below are links to films, databases, journals, and primary source digital collections. Click on the E-books and Print Books tabs on the left to view a selection of titles related to the themes featured in the University Hispanic Heritage Month events. See more information about viewing library resources from off-campus.

Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the University Library and the Student Counseling Center posthumously honor Rudolfo Anaya, the godfather of Chicano literature. His renowned works explore the Chicano experience in the U.S. Southwest. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1972 novel Bless Me, Ultima which is still one of the best-known and best-selling works of Chicana/o literature. A nexus to his work includes an intersectional exploration of Chicana/o/x identity as it relates to traditional practices and beliefs within Chicanismo. Through a psychological perspective, Anaya holistically aligns the Chicana/o/x mind, body, and spirit by reminding us to access alternative ways of healing as depicted through his beloved curandera, Ultima. In doing so, he allowed his readers to reclaim sacred practices that are indigenously rooted in the Chicana/o/x healing experience. 

Rudolfo Anaya


National Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention Month:

Book Display: The University Library (Central Academic Building, Room 202) will display a variety of recommended readings on the topics of mental illness, suicide and recovery both in-person and virtually. Visit bit.ly/nspmbookdisplay for more information. 

Shoe Display: "EVERY DAY in the U.S. 132 individuals die by suicide." The Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services set out 132 pairs of shoes to represent each person who dies by suicide in the U.S. every day. Click here to visit our Virtual Shoe Display.

Start A Conversation - Asking About Mental Health Saves Lives: The Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services (SC&WS) provides a robust 90-minute workshop focused on suicide prevention and intervention for students, faculty, and staff. This workshop teaches individuals 3 simple steps (Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)) that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Individuals attending this training will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis as well as how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Click here to learn more about suicide prevention.

SC&WS will be offering an online suicide prevention workshop via Webex technologies. Please see the below details for more information.

September 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. - R.S.V.P. here

* Latest data on suicide are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for 2018.