For Faculty & Staff
For Parents & Others
About Us and Why We're
Here for You
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?
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
At your first
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.