Typical Concerns

Student Counseling Services (SCS) utilizes a brief time-limited counseling model (10 sessions per academic year) to assist students in addressing multiple issues that are common in a college setting. Some of the issues that are commonly addressed are:

Personal Concerns

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Guilt
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief
  • Shyness


  • Feeling emotionally overwhelmed
  • Headaches
  • Tension
  •  Fatigue
  •  Insomnia
  •  Panic Attacks

Relationship Concerns

  • Marital issues
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Boyfriend/girlfriend difficulties
  • Sexual concerns
  • Roommate problems
  • Couples conflicts

Developmental/Family Concerns

  • Family crisis
  • Divorce
  • Identity concerns
  • Concerns from childhood and/or adolescence
  • Parenting Issues

Academic Skills Concerns

  • Performance anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Under-achievement
  • Low motivation
  • Test Anxiety
  • Poor Study Skills
  • Poor Decision-making Skills
  • Poor Communication Skills
  • Speech Anxiety

Other Concerns

  • Crisis intervention
  • Sexual assault
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Body image
  • Eating disorders

SCS also provides referral services for those students who may benefit from counseling services that extend beyond the 10-session limit for personal counseling or from services not offered at SCS. A counselor will explain the referral process with the student on an individual basis; however, specialized services that may not be available through SCS include the following:

  • Presence of significant drug and/or alcohol problems (ex. current substance dependence)
  • Presence of significant eating disorders
  • Request for psychological evaluations for the purpose of accommodations
  • Request for psychological testing
  • Need, or request, for a treatment modality not provided by the SCS staff


Inclement Weather Alert 9-20-2019

Due to inclement weather, the main campus and the northwest Houston center will delay opening until 10 a.m. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern, please exercise caution as you make your way to campus. The College of Nursing, Medical center campus will remain closed today.