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Community Referral

Among other services, University Health Services provides short-term, goal-oriented individual counseling. Many students are able to get their needs met within a brief time-frame, while others may benefit from connecting with community resources, including but not limited to, long-term therapy, psychiatric support, medical resources, and social services. It is our goal at University Health Services to ensure that all students receive the best and most appropriate treatment for their particular concerns. Some clinical issues — including more critical, severe mental health concerns which must first be addressed by stabilization — will necessarily be addressed through a community referral.

Depending on the specific context of each situation, such referrals might occur immediately following an initial assessment or at any time during the treatment process based on clinical judgment. In the event that a student is best served by a referral to a community provider or service, the student’s University Health Services provider will make that determination in consultation with multiple mental health professionals at University Health Services and will work with the student to ensure a smooth transfer of care.

University Health Services recognizes that some students may need assistance in locating and connecting with support in the community. If you believe you are in need of this type of support, you can either schedule an appointment to meet with University Health Services Case Management Referral Coordinator (CMRC) or you can request a list of resources be sent to you through the University Health Services student portal without needing to come in for an appointment. Receiving a list will allow you to explore and reach out to community options on your own.

Meeting with the University Health Services CMRC includes:

  • A one-on-one discussion about your needs
  • Exploration of community options together
  • Ability to call insurance company to discuss benefits (if applicable) in-session
  • Ability to call community providers/agencies to set up services in-session
  • Address things such as transportation to services, financial resources, etc.

Psychology Today

  • Allows you to search for therapists and psychiatrists in your area. You can refine your search by health insurances accepted, presenting issues, of therapy, and more. 


  • Another tool to search for therapists and psychiatrists in a variety of states. You can refine your search by health insurances, presenting issues, provider identity, language, and more.

  • This United Way service helps you get connected to resources (housing, food, health, mental health) in your area, particularly if you don’t have insurance. 

Drug Rehab USA

  • Allows you to search for substance abuse treatment programs and in-person/online support groups in your area.

Support Groups Central 

  • Allows you to search for peer support groups for a variety of topics, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, LGBTQIA+, people of color, chronic illness, and more.

Texas A&M Health Psychiatry &  Behavioral Health Care Clinic

  • Offers therapy services
  • Most major insurance companies accepted 
  • New Patients: call 979.774.8200

BetterHelp Telehealth Counseling

  • Offers telehealth psychotherapy services for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more.
  • Insurance not accepted; cost ranges from $60 to $90 per week

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective 

  • This group is a non-profit, nationwide network of mental health professionals that providers in-office & telehealth mental health counseling services
  • Cost ranges from $30 to $60 per session

Telehealth Certification Institute

  • This site allows for you to search for therapists who provide telehealth counseling services and client phone consultations within the state of Texas and throughout the country. 

Texas A&M Health Psychiatry &  Behavioral Health Care Clinic

  • Offers psychiatric services (you need to be referred by a Primary Care Physician)   


  • Specializes in mental health and psychiatric services for all ages
  • Most major insurance companies accepted