Our counseling services are designed to help students succeed at St. Edward’s and beyond.

We provide brief, strengths-based psychological support and crisis intervention to address the emotional, social, and academic needs of our students.

Counseling is a process. Successful outcomes are possible when you’re willing to explore concerns with your counselor, spend time between sessions reflecting on your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and take actions to meet your goals. A positive therapeutic relationship also impacts outcomes, so be sure to raise any feelings or concerns about the counseling process with your counselor.

Our counselors work with students to address a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Academic performance
  • College transition
  • Illness or death of a loved one
  • Relationships
  • Gender identity
  • Eating disorders and body image
  • Sexual assault and violence
  • Self-image
  • Stress​

The initial consultation will help the counselor determine how best to meet a student’s needs. A concern may be resolved in a single session or additional sessions may be scheduled. Additionally, a counselor may refer a student to group therapy or collaborate with other university resources.

If a student’s situation requires counseling beyond the scope of the Health & Counseling Center resources, a referent to professional services in Austin is offered.

Group Counseling

Group counseling helps people deal with a broad range of concerns, from reactions to life stress to ongoing anxiety or depression. The Health & Counseling Center offers different group therapy experiences each semester. Some groups are more structured in nature and focus on specific topics or themes. Others are open processing groups that cover a broad range of issues and focus more on “here-and-now” interactions in the room. In all groups at the HCC, the importance of confidentiality is emphasized. For a list of our current group options, click HERE.                                                            

Frequently asked questions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Student testimonials

Biofeedback for Stress and Anxiety

Managing stress and anxiety is a major concern for many students. Clients can participate in 3-5 sessions of biofeedback to learn skills to relax, reduce anxiety, and improve their academic performance.

Training Opportunities

The Health & Counseling Center offers practicum training for doctorate-level graduate students in APA or regionally accredited clinical and counseling psychology programs as well as an Internship training opportunity for students of St. Edward’s University’s Masters of Arts in Counseling program. Please click on the links below to find out more information about the training opportunities offered at St. Edward’s University’s Health and Counseling Center.

Practicum Training for Doctorate-Level Graduate Students

Internship Training for St. Edward's University Master of Arts in Counseling Program