Individual & Group Counseling
We offer individual and group counseling to UTPB members. There is no charge for counseling or consultation for students, staff or faculty. (However, there is a modest charge for psychological testing or extended family members).
- Individual: Discuss self, relationships, feelings, thoughts and behaviors that may be of concern. All communication with a counselor is confidential. (Except as required by Texas law, i.e. extreme situations where there is danger of death, abuse of a minor or elder, or judicial court order.)
- Groups: Students with common concerns may meet with a counselor in a safe place to discuss significant personal issues such as sexual abuse, integrating school and family and work, depression, anxiety, sexuality, eating disorders, anger management,self-esteem/identity, etc.
- Couples and Family: Improve interactions with significant others, spouses and other relationship and communication issues.
- Drug and Alcohol counseling and consultation: The center offers a weekly AA group for students in recovery, currently Thursday evenings at 7:00. We also offer individual, confidential treatment and assessment, as well as accept referrals for those who have been cited for drug or alcohol violations. Although the latter may not be totally confidential. It is a university requirement that those who have been served a violation come in for a check up (and have signed a release of information statement), usually only attendance will be reported (your counselors will give you a form verifying your attendance). As with any counseling, We firmly believe confidentiality to be crucial to honest and meaningful interchange.
Walk-ins are welcome depending on clinicians' schedules/availability. It is best to call first--we can tell you times if a counselor is available, or when s/he will be. If your (or another's) situation is urgent, let us know, and we will make every effort to accommodate an emergency session as soon as possible.
If you have psychological emergency after office hours, call the campus police at (432) 552-2911. They will find a counselor to speak with you.
The Center counselors provide mental health consultation to any faculty, staff or students with concerns/questions about themselves or a third party.
We can also refer to community resources for specialized needs or requests that are outside the scope of our services or availability.
Areas of assessment include personality, attention-deficit, aptitude/career or disability. The Counseling Center can provide testing for ADA accommodations, ADHD diagnosis and support, and other learning and study problems. (Testing usually requires a fee.) If you feel that you may have a disability, first register with the PASS office to learn what options may be available, and what documentation may be needed to obtain accommodations.
- Workshops & Speakers: By request, the Center will offer workshops to provide information and guidance on dealing with prevalent issues for university students or other personnel. Such topics have included topics like drug and alcohol use and abuse, stress management, test anxiety, self esteem, dealing with death, healthy grieving, etc.
Call the University Counseling Center at: (432) 552-2365.
(If no one answers, leave a message, and we will call you back when a counselor is free.)
All Counseling Center staff abide by the American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of
Psychologists and Code of Conduct as applies to all clinical services, including
counseling, consultation, testing, supervision and research.