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Resource Coordination

Resource Coordination

If you have received a recommendation for counseling in the community, prefer weekly or need specialized counseling off-campus, or are seeking an evaluation for medication, the Counseling Center has a Resource Coordinator available to work with students one-on-one to assist with the referral process.  Call 512-245-2208 and request a Resource Coordination appointment.

Additional information and resources are listed below to assist you with the process.

A Guide to Finding Off Campus Resources

  1. Navigating Campus and Community Mental Health Resources

Presentation recording is posted here  

In this webinar, attendees will learn about mental health resources that exists on campus and in the community. Attendees will also learn about various websites to search for mental health resources. A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation. Intended for: students; Run time: 40 minutes Presented by: Cheryl Nickell, LCSW-S - Counseling Center

  1. The Understanding Your Insurance Benefits Handout walks you through the process of finding out about your insurance benefits for mental health appointments.  You can also request that the customer service representative send you a list of in-network providers via email.
  2. The Finding a Provider Handout describes the steps involved in reaching out to a community provider/therapist, what to say and where to look. 

The Counseling Center maintains a Community Therapist Handout, which includes many providers in San Marcos as well as Buda, Kyle, New Braunfels, Wimberley and other neighboring areas. There is also a Low Cost Therapy Options Handout. The Counseling Center does not endorse any specific counselors.

There are many databases online that have a ‘Find a Therapist’ tool provides more details about each provider including their philosophy, theoretical orientations, and specializations.  Please keep in mind that the list below is not exhaustive and some therapist choose not to be listed.  Many insurance companies also provide a list of therapists on their website. 

  1. The Online Therapy-Telemental Health Handout (TMH) provides information on navigating TMH with and without insurance. The Counseling Center does not endorse any specific platforms. 
  2. Self-Help Resources can be beneficial to use as you are looking for a therapist as well as supplementing the therapy process.  You can find more information here:
  3. Other Helpful Resources for Students

Medication Referrals

If you want to be evaluated for medication for a mental health concern, please try the following:

  1. Call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card and ask the representative to send you a list of in-network psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.
  2. Make an appointment with a primary care physician at the Student Health Center to discuss medication options. If needed, the physician will refer you to a psychiatrist.
  3. Review the Psychiatrists/ Medication Management Handout  in the area.  The Counseling Center does not endorse any specific providers.

If a student is engaged in counseling at the Counseling Center, the clinician may refer a student to a Student Health Center physician or psychiatrist for a medication evaluation