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 therapist, 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 therapist.
Our therapists work with students to address a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to:
- College transition
- Illness or death of a loved one
- Gender identity
- Body image
- Sexual assault and violence
- Identity and development
- Academic performance
We have recently changed how students get started with Counseling! Students are asked to come in during business hours, and touch base with a therapist in order to identify what the student's needs and goals are.
Every student is unique in what they need to achieve optimal functioning. A concern may be resolved in a single session or additional sessions may be scheduled. Additionally, a therapist 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 helps people deal with a broad range of concerns, from reactions to life stress to ongoing anxiety or depression. Often times it can be extremely powerful to process concerns with other students expressing similar struggles. The Health & Counseling Center offers different group therapy experiences each semester based on the need of the student population. 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.
The Health & Counseling Center offers practicum training for doctorate-level graduate students in APA or regionally accredited clinical and/or counseling psychology programs as well as an Internship training opportunity for students in Master's of Social Work and Master's in Counseling programs. Please click below to find out more information about the training opportunities offered at St. Edward’s University’s Health and Counseling Center.