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Student Counseling

Student Counseling Services

Texas A&M University—Texarkana’s counseling mission is to create and sustain a healthy campus learning environment by providing mental health wellness services to students while encouraging them to reach their potential through self-discovery.

 Statement of Philosophy

A&M-Texarkana Student Counseling operates from a holistic approach to student development. Through counseling, we aspire to help students reach their academic and personal goals and achieve as much success as possible while attending Texas A&M—Texarkana.

Our services include academic skills assistance, consultation and referral, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and educational outreach.

We play an active role in advocating the concerns of students to the university community, and serve as a resource for faculty, staff, and parents.

Student Counseling fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding where everyone feels welcome. We are sensitive to the needs of ethnic and cultural minorities, LGBTQ, returning veterans, and non-traditional students.

We collaborate with other campus departments and community agencies, utilize referral resources within the university and community, and serve as an integral part of campus mental health.

What is Counseling?

Personal counseling allows students to talk with an objective, caring professional about problems or concerns. It can help students make good decisions for their individual well-being, improve relationships, confidence and self-acceptance, increase self-awareness, and provide coping strategies.

Student Counseling Services provides individual and group counseling for undergraduate and graduate students. Common concerns in which a student may seek counseling are academic skills assistance, anxiety, stress, sadness and depression, fear of failure, low self-esteem, relationship issues, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, or coping with feelings of anger, guilt, grief, and loneliness.

Counseling is a highly individualized process in which you and your counselor will identify problems and work together to implement healthy thought strategies.

What is the process of counseling?

A student may set up an appointment with a counselor by visiting our office or by calling (903) 223-3186. Students may also email counseling.services@ace.tamut.edu; however, please note that email is not a confidential form of communication.

During your first visit, the counselor will explore the issues that led you to schedule an appointment, and then talk to you about how the Student Counseling Center may best provide the type of help you need. If the Counseling Center is unable to provide the type of services needed or requested, we will refer to an outside agency.

Counseling Services are for students currently enrolled in Texas A&M University—Texarkana. Services are made available through the use of student service fees; there is no additional charge for services.

All counseling is confidential. Appointments are scheduled as 60 minute sessions unless otherwise noted by the counselor. The number of counseling sessions varies depending upon your goals.

The Student Counseling Center is open Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM. The Counselor on duty is available for appointments from 9:00AM-5:00PM. We are located in UC 406 (4th floor at the back of the Library).

Contact us for an appointment:

Office Phone: (903) 223-3186

After Hours Crisis Line: (903) 276-8276

Email: counseling.services@ace.tamut.edu or cthomas@tamut.edu 

Other emergency numbers:

University Police Department: (903) 223-6611

Community Healthcore: (903) 831-7585

AVAIL Crisis Hotline: (800) 832-1009

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273- TALK (8255) 

Texas A&M University—Texarkana

Student Counseling Center

7101 University Avenue Box 28

Texarkana, Texas 75501 

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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