Assisting Students of Concern

Counseling Referral Guide

The following guide will assist you in identifying concerns that may warrant a referral to the Counseling Center.

The most common concerns for students seeking counseling services include, but are not limited to:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Feeling overwhelmed by school, work, and/or family responsibilities
  • Sadness or depression
  • Difficulty in adjusting to a recent change
  • Difficulty in making decisions or unsure of the future
  • Relationship issues
  • Loneliness or isolation from others
  • Grief
  • Sleep problems
  • Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Eating disorders
  • Crisis
  • Recent or past trauma
  • Thoughts of harm to self or others

Assistance is available for students experiencing a crisis. A Licensed Professional Counselor is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Counseling Center by calling 254-299-8210. If the Counseling Center is closed or someone is not available to assist you, contact Campus Police at 254-299-8911. If you are not on the McLennan campus, call 911.

The most common concerns warranting a crisis referral include, but are not limited to:

  • Concerns about safety
  • Current plans to attempt suicide or has recently taken steps to end life
  • A strong desire to physically hurt or harm someone else
  • Experiencing sexual assault/harassment/relationship violence
  • Hearing voices or seeing things other people do not
  • Experiencing emotional distress which prevents ability to meet daily responsibilities