Why We Are Here

Who said college was going to be easy?

Each year, the Office of Student Counseling provides services to undergraduate and graduate students at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The Office is staffed by licensed counselors and the services rendered to students are free, voluntary, and confidential. The Office staff is dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit of personal and academic growth, to helping students gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves, and to supporting students as they make important decisions about their lives.

What is counseling?

Counseling, most simply stated, is an interaction between a person who is "stuck" in some way and in need of help, and another person who is trained in helping people get "unstuck." The reasons for coming are many, and the counseling strategies employed also vary from counselor to counselor. The one constant is that the counselor focuses all energies on trying to help the student. It doesn't always work, but our student evaluation forms suggest that most students who seek counseling believe that it has been helpful to them. And if you feel uncertain about whether counseling is for you, we encourage you to make an initial appointment and discuss any reservations you might have with one of our counselors. There is no obligation to continue.

At your first appointment...

You and a counselor will discuss the issues that led you to schedule an appointment. The counselor will talk to you about how the Office is best able to provide the kind of help you need. When the Office is unable to provide the type of service you need or request, we will refer you to an appropriate outside agency and assist you in obtaining services there.

Staff

Ken Bailey, MA,  LPC-S,  Director of Counseling and Career Services

Mr. Bailey has a Masters degree in counseling from Marshall University. Ken has worked at TAMUG since 2002 and has been in student services for over twenty years.

Daisey McCloud, MAPCP, LPC-S,   Associate Director of Counseling and Career Services

Ms. McCloud has a Masters degree in Counseling from Houston Baptist University. She has been at TAMUG since 2009.  Ms. McCloud is also a certified DWI instructor, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, (CART).

Byron Banks, MS LCDC, Professional Counselor I

Byron is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and working toward his licensure as an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University with an MS in counseling psychology and St. Mary’s University with a BA in psychology. 

 Mr. Bank’s previous experience in education include both teaching and staff roles at Northwestern State University, Remington College, Baton Rouge Community College and Southwest Arkansas.  He has also has experience as a private practice counselor and consultant in mental health.    

Dana Little, MS, LMFT, SAP,   Access Coordinator

Ms. Little began her work at TAMUG in January of 2016.  She coordinates disability services for students requiring accommodations for documented disabilities.  She has taught adjunct courses at Galveston College and run her own private counseling practice. 

Dana Keenan, Senior Office Associate

Dana has been with Texas A&M Galveston since 2015 and previously worked for UTMB and the City of Galveston.

Contact Us

If you think you might be interested in learning more about and/or taking advantage of one or more of our services, please contact us:

Office location: Building 3030, Seibel Student Services Center, Suite 104
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Phone: (409)740-4736
E-mail: studentservices@tamug.edu
Fax: (409) 740-4741
After Hours/Emergency Contact: (409)740-4545 or 911

Click the image above to make a non-emergency report. For emergencies, please contact the police department by dialing 9-911 (on-campus phones) or 911 (off-campus phones).