University Counseling Center Services
The University experience creates many opportunities for challenges and growth. At times, students may have some difficulty coping with these changes and feel stressed, lonely, depressed, or overwhelmed. The University Counseling Center staff can assist students to overcome these challenges successfully..
For some students, a therapeutic relationship can provide insight and guidance concerning such issues. The mission of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to help students enhance their academic and personal well-being. The UCC seeks to provide counseling and support, crisis intervention, grief counseling, outreach, and referral services to TSU students.
Couple and Family Counseling
Problems that are related to an ongoing relationship may need to be addressed in couples counseling. Services are offered to couples regardless of marital status and/or sexual orientation, as long as at least one of the partners is a currently enrolled TSU student. If both partners are not available before 5 p.m., an appropriate referral to other counselors which may offer evening hours will be made. Students are financially responsible for any associated costs for outside referrals.
In addition to personal, couple, and family counseling, the University Counseling Center offers various therapeutic groups (anger management, thinking errors, healthy relationships, depression, suicide awareness, etc.). A minimum of three students is preferred for each session and to schedule a group.
Consultation and Outreach
Educational programs and workshops for residence halls, classes, clubs, and organizations on a variety of topics are requested each year. Programs on stress management, crisis intervention, healthy living, depression/suicide, and domestic violence are examples of programs that are offered. We also offer a variety of academic enhancement seminars such as: Test Taking Skills, Academic Success and Study Skills, Time Management, Identification of Learning Styles, etc.
Please contact us at 713-313-7804 for a complete list of our workshop presentations or to request your customized presentation. In addition, we are available to consult with faculty, staff, parents, or students who may be concerned about a student. Assistance in crisis management and guidelines for referral are available. Persons who are concerned about a student are urged to contact the University Counseling Center for consultation as quickly as possible. Please note that the UCC policy regarding confidentiality will be maintained during the process.
Training for Practicum and Internship Students
The University Counseling Center provides training for practicum and internship students. We oversee training during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. For more information, contact Dr. Caren Cooper.