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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 SCC 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


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Join the Student Counseling Center in recognizing National Domestic Violence Awareness month as we engage in the #1thing Campaign with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions, and systems – each whose “one thing” adds a valuable and powerful component to transforming our communities.

That is why this October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the Student Counseling Center at A&M-SA is asking “What is the #1Thing you can do to end domestic violence?” For more violence prevention and supportive resources - click here.