University of Houston-Victoria

Counseling Center

About

Mission Statement

The Counseling Center offers a range of services related to mental health counseling for students, as well as educational events regarding health and wellness topics. If you are seeking support, it is our goal to ensure you a safe place where you are able to express yourself and your thoughts without judgement. In doing so, we hope to help students be able to take full advantage of their educational experience.

Confidentiality

The Counseling Center is dedicated to providing high quality health care. As such, we maintain a confidentiality policy in which privacy is respected to the fullest. Counseling records are strictly confidential. Information is shared only with the client’s written consent. Exceptions to confidentiality are rare and include when students pose a threat to their safety or the safety of someone else. All services are in accordance with Texas mental health law, and APA ethical guidelines.

Diversity Statement

The Counseling Center is committed to creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, spirituality, nationality, citizenship, physical or mental abilities or other identities.

Clinical services are available in English and Spanish.

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a process in which those struggling with some aspect of life enter into a therapeutic relationship with a mental health professional in order to gain insight and make positive changes in their lives. Counselors offer support and feedback while exploring strategies to sustain mental, physical, and emotional progress.