Making An Appointment

To participate in Counseling Center services you must be a currently registered student. A registered student can initiate services by visiting the counseling center anytime between 9am-11am and 1pm-2:30pm to initiate services. No appointment is needed for this initial appointment. During this initial 20 minute screening students will have an opportunity to discuss their presenting concerns and the clinician will match them to an appropriate counseling center service.

The SHSU Counseling Center offers a number of different options to help students enhance their well-being. Your clinician believes that some of these options may be especially helpful in meeting your own goals.

Your clinician may recommend one or more of the following service modalities:

Workshops – Workshops are tailored to address common concern of college students. Workshops are conduced year round on stress management, anxiety, mood management, relationship success, better sleep, mindfulness and general adjustment. Workshops are offered at various times throughout the semester and require no advance registration.

Group - Group therapy offers a unique opportunity to build community, explore your needs, share your experiences, offer support to others, and develop strategies to combat many different problems.

TAO – Therapy Assisted Online is a secure and completely private online tool of effective treatment interventions. TAO provides interactive exercises, practice tools and web based check-ins with a clinician. You must use your SHSU email to register and use the TAO site.

Single Session – Single sessions are designed to address specific concerns in one single session. These sessions are designed to be goal oriented and solution focused.

Individual Counseling & Couples Counseling – Brief counseling sessions (45-50 minutes) provides an opportunity to work collaboratively with a clinician toward resolving matters that are systemic in nature. Counseling sessions are scheduled at various intervals (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) based on treatment goals.

Psychiatric Evaluation – The Counseling Center works collaboratively with the Health Center to provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

Consultation – Consultation provides an opportunity to address unique concerns related to treatment, referral and access to resources. Consultation is a useful way to gather information and formulate next steps toward reaching one’s goals. Consultation may also be used to explore ways one might be supportive to a friend or member of the university community in need of mental health services.

Case Management & Referral – Case management services can assist students who need assistance connecting with outside providers and students who need help navigating community resources.


If you would like to learn more about counseling at the Counseling Center, call or stop by to make an appointment to talk with a counselor. The Counseling Center is located next to Old Main Market. The telephone number is (936) 294-1720.

Sam Houston Counseling Center

Box 2059 | Huntsville, TX 77341-2059 | Phone: 936.294.1720 | Fax: 936.294.2639