Mental Health First
As a student at TCC, the Counseling Center provides a place to speak with an on-campus professional counselor in person, a virtual licensed counselor 24/7/365, and referral for psychiatry services. All counseling and psychiatry sessions are free to registered students.
*You must get a referral from the Counseling Center if you are interested in psychiatry services. Please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.
The Counseling Center's goal is to support your mental health needs. Our design offers you options, so let us help you connect in a way that best meets your needs.
Initial consultations typically last 30-45 minutes, longer if you are distressed.
Our goal for the initial consultation:
- Assess and respond to your mental health needs.
- Determine if you need additional support beyond the consultation.
- Help you with self-care and resources based on what you share.
- Work together to create a next-step plan supporting your needs and vision for what would be most helpful.
Highly trained, licensed counseling professionals, social workers, and licensed psychologists offer initial consultations. The nature of their connection with you will be typically for the intake process, and continued therapy services will be evaluated.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an initial or follow-up appointment, you can:
Information About Us
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Please consider the following information prior to sending us an email:
- We cannot guarantee that the contents of an email message will remain confidential.
- Our staff does not respond to inquiries from our clients regarding specific counseling issues via email.
- Use email for general information regarding services, resources, or other campus information.
- The Counseling Center front desk staff may use email for scheduling and reminders.
- Staff access to email is limited to working hours.
Privacy is important to us and sessions remain confidential unless written consent to disclose information is provided.
However, we are required to disclose confidential client information in certain situations, including:
- Reasonable suspicion of past or current child, elder, or dependent adult abuse
- The client is a danger to themselves, others, and/or property
- Court ordered
The Counseling Center's records are not included in any student or other college records.
Mental Health Scholarship
Justin Dousa-Valdez Fund
The Justin Dousa-Valdez Fund is monetary aid for students with mental health concerns experiencing unexpected financial hardships.
This fund offers a one-time payment that can help with:
- Emergency housing
- Emergency utility relief/phone bills
- Behavioral health appointments/medication
To qualify, students must have:
- A complete application
- An assessment with a counselor at the Counseling Center
- A diagnosable mental health disorder
- A verifiable financial need