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.

The SHSU Counseling Center joins the rest of our Bearkat family in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race based tragedies that have been occurring across our country. The Counseling Center team condemns racism in all of its forms.

We acknowledge that these tragedies are just the most recent manifestations of a system of oppression and injustice that is woven into the very fabric of our nation. We acknowledge that for the Black and African-American members of our community witnessing these events as they unfold may be continuously re-traumatizing.

In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a wide range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt.  We are committed to supporting all of our students who have been directly or indirectly impacted by racial trauma. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and healing.


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


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.

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

Sam Houston Counseling Center

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