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Student Wellness & Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center is an on-campus resource for counseling to help students meet day-to-day challenges, respond to life changes, or address anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other concerns.

Free, confidential, laid-back and helpful, the Student Counseling Center has resources to help you recharge your mental batteries and prepare for the world ahead.

For Appointments: 254.501.5955

Student Counseling Center

We're here to help students!

The Student Counseling Center is a place where you can go for no-cost services to help you handle day-to-day challenges and encourage your personal growth and development.

Our work provides services ranging from assistance with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns and crisis intervention. Our students get personal assistance tailored to their needs, in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.

Our services — including counseling sessions up to once a week — are at no additional cost while you are currently enrolled at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

A&M-Central Texas is taking measures to promote the help and safety of our community members. One of these measures is providing COVID-19 testing on our campus, at no cost, for students, faculty and staff meeting testing criteria.

Testing will begin on August 4, 2020. We have received a limited supply of cheek-swab tests from the Texas A&M System; only faculty, staff, or students who are experiencing one or more of the following may reserve an appointment for a test:

  • Students, faculty, and staff that have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Students, faculty, and staff who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19. Remember: There is an incubation period for the disease, so an exposure on one day will not show up on a test the following day. Given this, before testing, people may need to self-quarantine for at least 3 days after exposure before taking a test on campus.
  • Students who need a COVID-19 test to participate in one or more of their academic programs as a requirement (specific internships, clinicals, teacher education placement, etc.).

Testing Information:

  • Will be available to all currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff. Will occur every Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 am. You MUST have an appointment to receive a test. Walk-up appointments are not allowed.
  • Testing will take place in Parking Lot D (near Warrior Hall). Physical distancing will be enforced as individuals walk up to the outside testing tent.
  • These tests are self-administering test kits, but there will be someone present to walk you through the testing process step-by-step.
  • Please be sure that you do not eat, drink, chew gum or use mouthwash at least 30 minutes before testing.
  • Photo identification will be required to check-in.
  • Results will be sent to you via email 2-4 days later.
  • Sign-up by first completing our COVID-19 Reporting Form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?TAMUCentralTexas&layout_id=3
  • Once completed you will be redirected to the sign-up page.

Please remember that our testing supply is limited. Appointments are first-come, first-served. If you do not need a COVID-19 test by meeting the criteria listed above, please do not reserve an appointment.

More information, including the above link, can be found on our TAMUCT COVID-19 Information Page: http://www.tamuct.edu/covid19. Please feel free to contact us at studentaffairs@tamuct.edu or 254-501-5909 if you have any questions.


We're all here together: Nobody is alone.

Caring matters: More than two-thirds of all college students considering suicide first tell a friend. It's important to know what to do and say if you are approached by a friend.

Know what to do and who to contact if you are approached by a fellow student, and reach out to the Counseling Center immediately. All interaction with the Student Counseling Center is completely confidential. 

Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center offers students, faculty and staff confidential counseling and a range of support services in a friendly, confidential and welcoming environment. Whether you'd enjoy a few minutes in our relaxation room, need a stress-relieving massage or would like confidential sessions with our licensed counselors, just come visit: we're here to help!

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling*
  • Workshops & Class Presentations
  • Relaxation Room
  • Stress-busting massage
*Note: Couples counseling is available through the Counseling Center when both participants are students at A&M-Central Texas. For other couples, visit the Community Counseling and Family Therapy Center, located right next door!

Free, confidential and convenient

The Counseling Center staff adhere to professional, legal and ethical guidelines set forth by the American Counseling Association... so all information about your contact with the Counseling Center stays private. There's no connection to your academic record, nor is there any information released to any other office or individual without your permission and signature on a written release form.

Counselors are required to report certain information when there is possible harm to the client or another person, in cases of child or elder abuse, or in the event of a court order. While these situations can happen, they are very rare. It is important to remember that your counselor’s primary goal is to provide a safe environment in which you will feel comfortable to talk about your personal concerns.

 

Here's our promise to you:

The Texas A&M-Central Texas Counseling Center adheres to the ethical principles of the American Counseling Association. Our staff is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals regardless of culture, race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation. If, after you have been seen,  you need additional counseling or services that are beyond what we can offer,  Counseling Center staff will work with you to seek a referral to an outside agency.