The Student Counseling Center (SCC) at St. Mary’s University utilizes an integrated health approach in promoting mental and emotional wellness. Our goal is to support students’ intellectual, emotional, social and cultural development. We welcome all students, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship or disability.
St. Mary’s Student Counseling Center Services
Being a college student comes with many changes and exciting opportunities. However, it is also common that students experience distress or personal crisis, which can result in feeling overwhelmed, confused or unsure during their time at St. Mary’s. At the Student Counseling Center, it is our responsibility to listen to student concerns and make recommendations that will help them be the best version of themselves. In most situations, our brief service model is appropriate to what college students will benefit from. At times, a student may have a need for a higher level of care than what we offer, and we will assist in connecting them to an appropriate provider as needed.
Our confidential services are available year-round and at no cost to currently enrolled St. Mary’s students. Services offered within our short-term therapy model include:
- Brief Individual Therapy
- Single Session Consultations
- Crisis Walk-in Services
- Groups and Workshops (list updated at the start of each term)
- Couples Counseling
- Rattler Helpline
- Psychiatry Services*
- Community Referrals
*Psychiatry services are limited, and students interested in this service are asked to call our office for more information.
**Outreach requests can be made to SCC to address assorted topics related to mental health.
Service Delivery Model
Telehealth clients must be residing in the State of Texas as outlined by clinical licenses. Video sessions require a good internet connection and camera on your device (e.g., smartphone, laptop, and/or computer), as well as a private place to talk to protect your confidentiality.
Mental Health Emergency Situations
If students are in a situation that is a mental health crisis or an emergency during business hours, students are welcome to walk into our office located at the Center for Life Directions building and let our front desk know you need crisis support. The Clinician on Duty will meet with the student to assess your needs.
After Hours Support | StMU Rattler Helpline
If students have a mental health crisis or emergency after business hours, please contact our Rattler Helpline available 24/7/365 at 210-825-3622.
How to make an appointment at the Counseling Center
Call or Walk In
We will schedule 15-minute phone triage and then the student will be provided with recommended service.
Follow Up with Recommended Services
These may include: Consultation, brief therapy, workshop or a referral.
Meet Mental Health Goals
These may include: a safe space to talk, increased social support or improved self-understanding.
Phone: 210-436-3135 (for appointments and support during business hours)
Rattler Helpline: 210-825-3622 (crisis line available 24/7, 365 days a year)