Each student is unique, and the Health & Counseling Center (HCC) staff is passionate about helping students be the best version of themselves. Our clinicians listen and assess in a compassionate way, and make recommendations that align with the student's goals.

A concern may be resolved in a single session or additional sessions may be scheduled. If a student’s concern requires counseling beyond the scope of the HCC's resources, community resources will be provided through case management services.       

Summer 2021

Counseling services are offered primarily remotely at this time. Students enrolled in summer classes and/or living on campus are eligible for summer counseling services.To get started with an HCC clinician, please call 512-448-8538 during business hours for an initial phone triage. Our clinicians will assess for the most appropriate treatment option, which may include phone/video sessions, crisis services or referrals/resources. See below for our full menu of counseling offerings.

Crisis services will continue to be offered at the HCC during business hours (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)

For after-hours crisis assistance, residential students can reach the counselor on call by calling UPD at 512-448-8444. Non-residential students will be referred to off campus emergency services.

Please note: If you are currently residing outside of the State of Texas, and we determine that you would benefit from ongoing counseling, we will make every attempt to connect you to services in your own state. Licensing laws do not allow mental health professionals to practice outside of the state in which they are licensed.

Counseling Services

  • Case Management
  • Consultations
  • Counseling Groups & Workshops
  • Crisis Interventions
  • Individual Counseling*
  • Intake Evaluations*
  • Phone Triage
  • Single Sessions
  • Stabilization and Referral

* limited availability

Student Group Support

For Summer 2021, the HCC is continuing to offer the support group Tough Break. If interested in joining this group, please call the HCC during business hours at 512-448-8538. If you would like to request a specific group/topic, please email Dr. Michael Hershberger, Psychologist/Group Coordinator.

Training Opportunities

The HCC 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 programs. Learn more about the training opportunities offered at St. Edward’s University’s Health & Counseling Center.

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Fall 2021 Online Well-being Workshops

Coming Soon!

The HCC will be hosting a number of helpful online mental well-being workshops this fall. Take advantage of them! Please check back for an updated list of the sessions with details on how to join.