Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center provides programs and services designed to assist students in achieving emotional well-being necessary for success. Our mission is to help students manage academic and personal demands more effectively. Our professional staff of licensed psychologists/therapists is available by appointment or in times of emergency. All counseling is confidential.
For information regarding counseling as well as sign-up materials, refer to Services. Also, check out current opportunities for Group Counseling.
View the Student Counseling Center Diversity Statement.
If you would like to speak with a counselor outside of normal business hours, call 972‑UTD‑TALK (972‑883‑8255).
For mental health emergencies during business hours, the Student Counseling Center provides prompt counseling. To access this service, come to the Student Services Building (SSB) 4.600.
- 24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 972‑641‑7273
- The Turning Point Rape Crisis Line: 800‑866‑7273
For more information, visit our Emergency Services page.
Seeking a letter to support withdrawal?
For those students requesting a letter in support of a withdrawal for non-academic reasons, please be aware of the following: If you have had little or no prior counseling at our center, a counselor can only indicate that you reported having academic problems due to your condition. This type of letter is unlikely to be of much help to you in your bid for withdrawal. Counselors who have been working with students who have been in on-going treatment at the Counseling Center are in a better position to accurately reflect the academic impact of your condition.
Personal Growth Videos
We have some NEW videos posted that are designed to provide additional tools for students to enhance their college experience. Located under the Workshops page, they can help with some of the most common issues for students. Check out the Stress Management video during finals or the Conflict Management video if you have noticed some tension with your roommate.
Common Student Concerns
- "I often feel sad and don't know why."
- "My mind goes blank during tests."
- "It's hard for me to talk to people."
- "My partner just left me."
- "I have no confidence in myself."
- "I don't know if college is for me."
- "I can't get my work done on time."
- "My partner is pressuring me to have sex."
- "I'm having a hard time juggling work, school and family."
- "I'm having trouble trusting my partner."
- "I have a friend who drinks too much."
- "My partner is hitting me."
- "I worry too much."
- "I can't decide whether to stay or leave the relationship I'm in."
- "I'm having panic attacks and don't know what to do."
If you have any concerns, please contact us for an appointment.
Resources for Parents
Having your child begin his or her university career can be a stressful experience for parents, especially if your son or daughter has not lived away from home before. Visit our Resources for Parents page for more information.