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Mental Health

Call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room if you are currently experiencing a life-threatening situation or if your safety is at risk. Call 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn more about Emergency + After Hours Care.

Texas A&M University Health Services supports Aggie mental health needs by helping Texas A&M students meet their academic goals within the context of service eligibility, the academic calendar, student obligations and University Health Services resources, offering a variety of counseling and mental health care appointments.

University Health Services subscribes to a short-term, goal-oriented public health model, which incorporates a variety of resources and support mechanisms to tailor mental health treatment to each student on a case-by-case basis, maintaining flexibility to prescribe amounts and frequencies of sessions based on student needs and according to provider expertise and availability.

APPOINTMENTS

Access the Counseling & Mental Health Care Appointment Portal to schedule appointments, communicate with your provider and more.

Mental Health & Suicide Awareness Week takes place February 26-March 1. Learn more at tx.ag/MHSAW. Presented by University Health Services.

Counseling

Individual counseling pairs one student with one mental health provider and may include traditional “talk therapy,” recommendations to University Health Services Groups and Workshops and further mental health assessments, as needed.

Clients engaging in individual counseling may meet with their provider on a regular, recurring basis or as needed, depending on the recommendation of the provider. Many students utilize 3-5 sessions to meet their mental health goals. Providers develop treatment plans tailored to each individual student’s presenting concerns, which may include utilization of other campus or community resources, University Health Services groups or workshops, or referrals to community providers for specialized treatment or longer-term care.

Providers meet one-on-one with students to discuss and pinpoint strategies for single concerns. Rather than initiating ongoing counseling, these one-time, goal-oriented appointments allow students to gameplan mindful approaches to primary concerns in a single session.

The TELUS Health Student Support app provides FREE, immediate 24/7 real time chat and phone support, along with virtual single session and short-term counseling. Users also gain access to an extensive digital content library, containing articles, podcasts, infographics and videos addressing a variety of wellbeing topics, as well as access to free virtual fitness sessions.

These 25-minute, one-time appointments assess students’ levels of stress, anxiety and depression to identify targeted interventions that meet individual needs. This is not an appointment to initiate ongoing counseling. Quick Checks provide an opportunity for students to meet with providers and discuss specific, solution-focused strategies to empower students to take charge of their own mental health journey.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete the required assessment questionnaire. If you cannot arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time, your appointment may need to be rescheduled.

Note: Individuals currently experiencing a life threatening situation or safety risk should call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately.

Crisis Intervention

University Health Services provides non-emergency, same day assistance for immediate emotional support needs. Students in need of immediate emotional support may visit University Health Services Student Counseling and Mental Health Center for crisis intervention anytime 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, when the university is open.

Some reasons to seek crisis intervention are listed on the Crisis Intervention page.


After-Hours Assistance

For after-hours assistance, HelpLine can be reached at 979.845.2700 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m., Monday-Friday, and 24 hours a day on weekends when class is in session.


Emergency Resources

For life-threatening concerns or when the university is closed, visit our Emergency Resources page for additional information, including links to local mental health resources, local emergency room and police department details and crisis hotlines.

Group counseling connects students with peers facing similar circumstances or challenges to learn coping techniques in a brave space led by 1-2 University Health Services counselors. Groups meet weekly for 60-90 minutes and may be conducted in person or by telehealth in a format that encourages real-time skills practice while fostering connection and support.

Visit Group Counseling to learn more and check current availability, and learn about the benefits of group counselingParticipation in group therapy is unlimited for eligible students.



University Health Services provides career counseling services to assist students in identifying the steps in their career development and exploration, which may include incorporating career assessments.


Career Planning Program

Focus 2 is a self-paced, interactive career planning program designed to help you explore college majors and plan your career based on your interests, values, skills, personality, and professional goals. It is provided free of charge for currently enrolled Texas A&M students.

For First-Time Users, please log into the University Health Services Student Portal to retrieve the access code found on the homepage of the portal. Then you can create a new user account using your TAMU email address.

For Returning Users, please sign in to Focus 2.

HelpLine

HelpLine is the after-hours mental health support service at Texas A&M University. Available at 979-845-2700 from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends when classes are in session, HelpLine provides peer support, information, crisis intervention, and referrals to students, as well as those concerned about students. Learn more about HelpLine.

Community and Individual Resources

For a complete list of resources, visit Resources page.

Note: If you believe someone’s life is in danger, please call 911 immediately.

For guidance and resources on identifying and addressing concerning behaviors, University Health Services provides resources for faculty/staff, family and other students.

In the event that a student is exhibiting concerning behaviors or speech, University Health Services counselors also are available to consult with concerned individuals (to include staff/faculty, family and other students) as needed. Consultation requests can be made by calling University Health Services at 979.845.4427.

During consultations, University Health Services counselors maintain the confidentiality of students who are clients to the fullest extent of the law.

University Health Services maintains Community Referral resources for students in need of assistance in locating counseling, psychiatric, medical or other social service needs in the community.

Workshops

University Health Services offers a variety of workshops. Students can self-enroll for a workshop through the appointment portal. Many pre-recorded workshops also are available anytime in video format on our self-help pages. Participation in workshops is unlimited for eligible students.

Learning Disability & ADHD Screening

For students who think they may be struggling with a learning disability or ADHD, University Health Services provides a screening service to help determine if a formal evaluation (conducted by an outside provider) is indicated.

The screening process includes:

  • an onsite assessment appointment with the testing coordinator
  • a clinical questionnaire completed by the student
  • a session with a counselor to review the questionnaire, the results of the assessments, gather additional history, and provide recommendations.

The University Health Services screening process does not result in a diagnosis, medication, or university accommodations.

Because a formal evaluation can be expensive, the screening process is a decision-making tool for your next steps.

If you would like to go straight to a formal evaluation in the community for a diagnosis or accommodations, you can bypass University Health Services completely and contact a community therapist directly. To learn who provides formal evaluations in the Bryan-College Station area, you can schedule with the University Health Services Referral specialist directly through the portal.

If you have non-urgent questions about the screening process or formal evaluations, and you aren’t ready to make an appointment yet, you can request for the Learning Disability/ADHD Specialist to contact you. Please note that she will respond when able, and it may take several business days.

Alcohol & Other Drug Services

University Health Services provides AOD services for students who are reassessing their use of alcohol and/or drugs (AOD).

  • individualized assessments to help them learn more about their substance use and the impact on their life.
  • opportunities to work with a counselor to help them:
    • build and maintain motivation to reduce their usage
    • set personal goals
    • gain strategies for leading a more balanced life
    • feel supported as they explore choices that are right for them

University Health Services provides premier mental health services and resources to Texas A&M students and is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of healthcare, which extends to training the next generation of mental health care providers through doctoral and master's training opportunities.

The Doctoral Internship Program in Health Service Psychology at Texas A&M University Health Services has been accredited by APA for over 35 years. As a staff, we are very invested in our internship and are committed to the highest level of excellence in our training.

University Health Services offers a two-semester advanced practicum training experience in individual, personal counseling. The practicum is a 18 hour per week commitment. The requirements of those 18 hours are outlined in the Doctoral-Level Practicum Program Overview. Supervision is provided by current doctoral interns (who are themselves supervised by senior level psychologists) as well as by senior staff.

University Health Services offers an advanced practicum training experience in individual, personal counseling. The practicum is a 22 hour per week commitment. The requirements of those 22 hours are outlined in the Masters-Level Internship Program Overview. Supervision is provided by licensed senior staff clinicians.