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We offer counseling services to the students of UTPB. There is no additional charge for students to participate in counseling services, as these are part of the services provided within Student Services Fees.

Within the scheduled 50-minute counseling sessions, students are able to discuss 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.)

Learn more about counseling from our FAQs.

Do You Know of Someone Hurting, In Need of Help?

When it comes to mental and emotional health, it can be easy to miss the signs. Often, you might wish to avoid an awkward situation or potentially make someone feel you have violated his/her privacy. It is always better to trust your instincts and hope for the best in these cases. Watch our Learn more about suicide prevention.

If you or someone you know is struggling, we offer depression coping tips and therapy support online. If you are in danger of hurting yourself reach out to someone near you and call 911 immediately.

Emergency Services

If you have a mental health emergency, please call 432-552-3365. If a staff member does not immediately answer, please select option 2 to speak with a licensed mental health professional. This service is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you are on campus, you may also contact the UTPB Police Department at 432-552-2911 and appropriate services will be dispatched to assist you. If you are off campus, you can also call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Consultation Services

Student Counseling Services provides mental health consultation to any faculty, staff or students with concerns/questions about themselves or a third party. Referrals may also be made to community resources for specialized needs or requests that are outside the scope of our services or availability.

Educational Programs

By request, Student Counseling Services may offer workshops to provide information and guidance on dealing with prevalent issues for university students or other personnel. Such topics may include topics such as drug and alcohol use and abuse, stress management, test anxiety, self-esteem, dealing with death, healthy grieving, etc.

Contact Us

Contact Student Counseling Services today to schedule an appointment. SCS may be reached by:

Phone: (432) 552-3365
Email: Smith_S@utpb.edu
Coming by: MB Room 4174

All staff of Student Counseling Services 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.

Nearest Local Mental Health Authority

PermiaCare

401 E. Illinois Ave.
Suite 403
Midland, TX 79701
Crisis phone: 844-420-3964
Main phone: 432-570-3333
www.pbmhmr.com/(link is external)

Counties served: Brewster, Culberson, Ector, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Midland, Pecos and Presidio