About the Counseling Center

Counseling Center

Vision: Maximize student success in college and beyond by providing responsive and effective support, education, and mental health care.

Mission: Provide high quality mental health and prevention services to promote the overall well-being, retention, and success of our diverse student community. As part of our role in higher education, contribute to the advancement of the mental health field through the training of graduate students and emerging  professionals.  Our work is guided by professional ethics and standards, appreciation for differences, and culturally informed clinical practices.

Scope of Practice


The staff of the Texas State Counseling Center are committed to the continued development of awareness and appreciation for individual differences within our diverse university community. We value diversity among our staff and clients and endeavor to be a positive force on campus as students, staff and faculty explore their own identities and beliefs about diversity. It is our intention that the Counseling Center be an emotionally safe and respectful environment for members of the Texas State community. To this end, we strive to provide quality services which are sensitive to diversity of all kinds including age, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, religion, sexual and gender identities, and values.

Response to Social Injustices

In light of recent events that again highlight continued racism, discrimination, oppression, and systemic violence around the nation, the Counseling Center would like to reaffirm our role as a supportive resource to the Texas State University community.  We understand that these tragic and traumatic events will impact some students more deeply. Talking about events, acknowledging the resulting feelings, and focusing on helping others may assist with reducing the negative emotional impact.  Talking with a mental health professional can also be a useful step in addressing the resulting anger, pain, and confusion.

Forms and Policies

Policies, Consent Information, Disclosure Statements, and Counselor Forms
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Counseling Center Staff

Licensing Board Complaints and Contact Information


The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct committed by marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists, psychological associates, social workers, and licensed specialists in school psychology. Although not every complaint against or dispute with a licensee involves professional misconduct, the Executive Council will provide you with information about how to file a complaint.  Please call 1-800-821-3205 for more information.

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
George H.W. Bush State Office Building
1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300
Austin, Texas 78701
Main Line (512) 305-7700
Investigations/Complaints 24-hour, toll-free system (800) 821-3205