The Counseling Center

Welcome to the Sam Houston State University Counseling Center!

The SHSU Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group therapy to students who are currently enrolled. Our mission is to provide service within the university environment that contributes to the academic success, personal growth, and positive social contribution of Sam Houston State University students. We embrace a student-oriented philosophy that is respectful of diversity and is committed to the development of the student as a whole person.

DACA Support Resources


If you feel that any one of these applies to you, you may find it helpful to come to the University Counseling Center and talk it over with a counselor. Counseling services are available during normal business hours throughout the year (including breaks between semesters) except on University designated holidays. For more information, call us at (936) 294-1720 or stop by to make an appointment to speak with a counselor. The Counseling Center is located next to Old Main Market.

Hours of Operation:

8am to 5pm - Monday, Thursday, Friday

8am to 7pm - Tuesday and Wednesday


Helping Kats C.O.P.E. Workshop Series UPDATES

To ensure the safety of all participants and workshop facilitators, all in-person Helping Kats C.O.P.E. Workshops have been canceled for the semester. However, we are diligently working to offer some of our workshops online (pre-recorded and live). Here are the workshops currently available:

Healthy Relationships

Need help navigating and building healthy relationships? Join the Montgomery County Women's Center as they discuss your rights in intimate relationships, healthy boundaries, relationship warning signs, & important resources. New topics each week!

  • When: Thursdays from 2:00-3:00PM
  • To participate via Zoom, please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/join
  • Use code 480-007-124. You can join by phone or computer. Session 1 begins, Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Workshop Mini Series!

Short on time, but still want to develop a few coping strategies? Click the link below to watch 3 mini workshops that cover the following topics:

  • Getting Better Sleep 
  • Helping a Friend with Mental Health Concerns
  • Coping with Depression and Anxiety

To view these 10-minute workshops, click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL39p3BA4DPl5QSlEcf6uG0HA_uDinpohG

For additional mental health resources, please visit the Self-Help Resources tab on the left for more tips. You can also use our FREE and PRIVATE online therapy program, TAO! To do so, click "Sign-Up Self-Help" on the TAO widget towards the bottom of the screen. You MUST use your SHSU email address to register.

Sam Houston Counseling Center

1608 Avenue J., Box 209  | Huntsville, TX 77341-2059  | Phone: 936.294.1720 | Fax: 936.294.2639