Counseling Services

Services We Offer
 

Personal Counseling

Personal counseling provides an opportunity to talk with an objective, caring professional about your concerns or problems. It can range from informal consultation to brief psychotherapy. Counseling can be used for handling issues ranging from personal enrichment to stress and other psychological components of academic difficulties, relationship breakups, family relationship and other issues affecting individual functioning.

A TAMUG student may see a counselor for the first time by making an appointment or by coming in as a walk-in.

Counseling sessions typically last 50 minutes, once per week. The number of sessions varies depending upon your goals.

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  Disability Services

The goals of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) are to provide services which will enable students with disabilities to participate fully in university life and to ensure that a person with a disability will not, on the basis of that disability, be denied full and equal access to academic and co-curricular programs.

SSD are provided by the Office of Student Counseling in Seibel Student Services Center, Suite 104. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

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International Student Services

The Office of Student Life serves as the liaison with the International Student Services Office at Texas A&M University in College Station. Personal counseling, financial planning, liaison with embassies and consulates, legal referrals, academic referrals, immigration matters, orientation programs, and advisement to groups are among the services offered.

For more information contact:

Dr. Kenyatta Y. Dawson

Assistant Director, Diversity and Multicultural Education

P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553-1675

409-740-4582

Additional information can be obtained from the Office of International Student Services in College Station.

TAMU Homepage
http://international.tamu.edu/iss/galveston/tamu_galveston.asp

TAMU E-Mail
Iss@tamu.edu

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Crisis Intervention

During Office Hours
(8 to 5 Mon. to Fri.)

Students call  (409) 740-4736 for the Office of Student Counseling. Students can also go to Building 3030, Suite 104.

After Office Hours...

...and Weekends Contact the
Campus Police at (409) 740-4545.

The Gulf Coast Center MHMR Crisis Hotline number is 1-800-643-0967

If you need to speak to someone face-to-face immediately, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

You may be contacting the Office about yourself, or about a friend. If you are concerned about a friend we hope you will use us as consultants, let us help you out so that you don't get overwhelmed.

There is no such thing as a "dumb" question or request. We would prefer that you contact us for a small matter rather than wait until a serious crisis develops.  

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Alcohol & Drug Education

The Office of Student Counseling provides alcohol and other drug information to the campus community. Educational information is disseminated through workshops, training seminars, presentations to classes and student groups, information tables, People Helping People (a peer education program) and special educational promotions throughout the year. A resource library which includes books, journals, and video tapes on various substance abuse related topics is maintained in the office. Additionally, confidential counseling is offered by a licensed professional counselor.

Alcohol Education Workshop (AEW)

The Office of Student Counseling offers a free alcohol prevention and education workshop to TAMUG students. The goal of this educational opportunity is to promote healthy choices and responsible decision making about alcohol and other drug use. Students involved in alcohol-related incidents are referred by various campus or community agencies to go to our Alcohol Education Workshop (AEW). The AEW is a three hour minimum commitment. Completion of the AEW may include further screening by our licensed professional counselor.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Counseling at (409) 740-4736,  Building 3030 Suite 104.

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Consultation

Looking for some helpful suggestions? Maybe you just need to be pointed in the right direction. Counselors routinely consult with students, faculty, and staff on a wide variety of issues ranging from personal to educational.

If you would like to consult with a counselor, call us at 409-740-4587,  or come by the Office of Student Counseling, Building 3030, Suite 104.

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Presentations

Does your organization or group need a speaker? Are you a professor and need to miss a class for a conference or meeting? Please allow us the opportunity to present for you.

  • Stress Management 

  • Procrastination & Time Management 

  • Test Preparation & Test Anxiety 

  • Study Skills: The Skill of Academic Success 

  • Dating & Relationships

  • Helping Friends Get Help

  • Body Image & Eating Concerns

  • Alcohol and Substance Use: Know the Warning Signs of Addiction

  • Adjustment to College Life: Finding Your Place

  • Future Planning: Following your Dreams and Finding your Life's Work

  • Cultural Issues: Developing Cultural Sensitivity

Graduate School Advising

For more information contact:

Office of Professional School Advising
Texas A&M University
979-847-8938
http://opsa.tamu.edu

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Confidentiality and Fees (website)

Everything discussed in counseling is kept strictly confidential as mandated by Texas state law. As counselors we are bound by the law as well as our professional code of ethics and do everything to maintain your confidentiality and privacy.

Please note that under Texas law, we are required to violate confidentiality if:

  • You are a danger to yourself or others
  • A situation involving child or elder abuse
  • the unlikely event that our records are subpoenaed

A Student Service fee funds counseling services and all students pay this fee. No additional fee is required for counseling or testing services.

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Study Abroad

The Counseling and Career Services office provides information regarding Study Abroad Programs.

If you want more information either come by the office or contact us at 409-740-4736  or contact:

The Study Abroad Program Office
Texas A&M University in College Station
979-845-0544
http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/

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