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Counseling

Supporting the student community by providing crisis intervention and short-term counseling services with compassionate care. 

All members of the Austin College community can contact counseling staff to obtain information, consultation, and referral options for treatment issues beyond the scope of those offered at the College. 

How it Works

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Adams Health Center. Counselors are on call after hours for emergencies and may be contacted via Campus Police at 903.813.2555

The Counseling Center generally operates on an appointment basis; however, walk-ins are welcome.  Appointments are usually available within 48 hours. After the first appointment, the student and counselor will collaborate to determine the best course of action. 

Students in crisis will always be given priority, with all service users informed that their appointment may be rescheduled should an emergency arise. 

Counseling services on a short-term basis are available to assist students in dealing with personal issues and emotional concerns. Individual counseling sessions, self-help resources, and workshops on various topics are offered on campus to assist students with their psychological well-being and individual development. Students may use this service by making a confidential appointment at the Adams Center or utilizing our free telehealth resource, Academic Live Care. There are no fees for these services. 

Psychoeducational programs, addressing high-frequency mental health issues in the college population, are presented throughout the year by staff and trained peer educators.

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Resources

Telehealth Available for All Students 

As a supplement to our Student Health Center and Counseling Services, Austin College students now have access to an extensive online program featuring 24/7 on-demand counseling, urgent medical care, therapy, and psychiatry all at no cost to the student. Whether you want to make a quick visit between classes, after dinner, or while traveling home on vacation, all students can obtain on-demand virtual visits with a mental health professional on their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Services are provided by Academic LiveCare. Use ALC as the Service Key. When prompted for payment use the Coupon Code ALCROOS23 to waive payment.   

Adams Center Lobby

Mental Wellbeing 

Here are a few other resources that can help you with your mental well-being: 

Crisis counseling is available to EVERYONE 24/7 
Just text 741741 and someone will be there to help with your stress and anxiety. 

Austin College continues to offer counseling services to students both in person and virtually; please contact Adams Center staff at 903.813.2247 to schedule an appointment. 

Free OTC meditations 

Stress reduction tools 

Tips to manage stress and anxiety

Texoma Resources 

This list is not exhaustive, nor is it an endorsement of particular therapists, but reflects a list of Texoma Resources and practitioners who have expressed an interest in working with the AC community. 

The nearest local mental health agency is: 

Texoma Community Center 
315 W. McLain, Sherman, TX  75090 
903.957.4700 

Texoma Mental Health Resources (pdf updated 8/16/2019) 

 

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Meet our Team

Shelley Cummings

Shelley Cummings

Act Out Coordinator
Ms. Teresa Moore

Ms. Teresa Moore

Director of Counseling Services