The Student Counseling Center supports the intellectual, emotional, social and cultural development of students by offering a wide range of services, including individual counseling, group counseling, consultation and educational services.

We value an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship or disability.

  • Contact

    Student Counseling Center
    Center for Life Directions
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Fax: 210-431-6706

    Phone: 210-436-3135 (for appointments and support during business hours)
    Crisis line: 210-825-3622 (available 24/7, 365 days a year)

Last updated August 2022

In an effort to continue to support the health and well-being of our community, initial counseling and psychiatric services will be offered via telehealth sessions using the HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom. During that initial appointment, students will be asked how they want to continue to meet with their provider, whether it be telehealth or in person. We ask that students continue to speak with their provider about how they want to engage in future appointments.

Note that Zoom telehealth sessions require you to have a good Internet connection and camera on your device (e.g., smart phone, laptop, and/or computer), as well as a private place to talk.

Please note that if you currently reside outside of the State of Texas, we will try to connect you to local resources for ongoing care. Crisis support is available to all St. Mary’s students at any time.

Traditional Student Counseling Center Services

Single-Session Therapy

Many people find that one session is enough to get them going in the right direction. The counselors at SCC are ready to meet with students one-at-a-time to help problem solve and develop plans that can be implemented as soon as they leave the session.

Couples Counseling

Students experiencing relationship problems with their partner can schedule a couples session with a counselor. Couples may receive marital, pre-marital or significant relationship counseling through improving communication, increasing problem-solving and working on reducing obstacles to relating to each other in a healthy, growth-enhancing manner.

Individual Counseling

Students experiencing personal problems of any kind that might be interfering with their ability to perform well academically, set goals, or develop healthy relationships may benefit from individual counseling. Additionally, if students are feeling symptoms of depression, anxiety, or managing emotions related to trauma or grief can access support from a counselor.

Psychiatry Services

The Student Counseling Center staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner who are available for appointments several days a week.

Group Counseling

Group counseling targets specific topics that students may be experiencing such as stress, anxiety, or grief. Students often feel understood and empowered when working on their struggles with others that can relate. Groups may vary each semester and are based on student interest and availability.

  • Step 1

    Call the SCC and schedule a 15-minute phone triage.

  • Step 2

    Attend a 50-minute therapy appointment.

  • Step 3

    Accomplish your mental wellness goals.

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