The Student Counseling Center offers a full range of counseling services at no charge to all UT students who are clinically appropriate for services. These services include individual counseling, group therapy, couples counseling, and the opportunity for outreach and consultation. Student Counseling Center services are a confidential process designed to help you address your concerns, make better decisions, learn effective coping strategies, improve your personal skills and acquire a better awareness of your thoughts, feelings and actions. While in counseling, you may also examine beliefs and ways of thinking about the world, reflect on patterns of behavior, increase personal confidence, and become more aware of the needs of others. Most students find only a few sessions are needed to address their concerns. If longer term counseling is needed, your therapist will discuss this with you.
Whether you come to the Center in crisis or come for help with an on-going problem, you need no appointment. After completing about twenty minutes worth of paperwork, you will see a therapist. He or she will aid you with any immediate crisis and will help you decide what you need in order to address ongoing concerns. If any of our other services are appropriate for you, the walk-in therapist will arrange them. If other University services or resources in the community are needed, the therapist will help identify them. If you wish, you may download the Walk-in Paperwork, fill it out, print it out, and bring it in with you to your walk-in session.
Walk-in hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Individual, Group or Couples Counseling
If it is mutually decided during the walk-in session that additional sessions at the Student Counseling Center are needed, you will be assigned to a staff therapist for individual or couples counseling, offered an appointment with a group counseling leader, referred to the Stress Management Clinic, and/or referred to the Student Health Services for consultation regarding medication. You can expect that the therapist you see will be concerned about your issues and will be knowledgeable about what can help. All of us are here because we are committed to assisting students. You also can expect confidentiality; our records are not part of the University’s record system or part of the Student Health Services record system, and our staff members are bound by strict professional ethics regarding confidentiality.
Referrals to on-campus or off-campus services
Staff members at the Student Counseling Center are knowledgeable about resources available to students both on-campus and within the community. If we are not able to meet your needs or if you just would rather see someone outside of the Student Counseling Center, we can help by making an appropriate referral.