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Student Counseling Center

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Texas Tech Students

As the primary student mental health clinic on campus, the Student Counseling Center provides a safe environment for students to explore issues of concern, resolve psychological distress, and maximize their potential at Texas Tech University. We seek to offer the highest standard of care as we provide a wide range of different services for students. Check out the rest of our website to find out how we can help you!

Student Counseling Center Walk-In Clinic

No scheduled appointment necessary to initiate services! Walk in to the SCC, fill out paperwork (this process takes about 30 minutes), and see a counselor for an initial intake for approximately another 30 minutes. For more details see the How To Get Started page.

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Second floor of the Student Wellness Center
Room 201
(on the corner of Flint Ave. & Main St.)

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Walk-In Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Phone: 806-742-3674

Updates about Our Services (12/19/16): 

  • The Student Counseling Center will be closed for the winter break beginning Friday, December 23rd, 2016.  We will reopen on Monday, January 2nd, 2017.  
  • For help with urgent matters during the winter break, please call the Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine (see below).

Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine

Are you having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis?  Call the Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine at (806)742-5555

The Crisis HelpLine provides 24/7/365 assistance for students experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health crises, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence.

Student Counseling Center Statement on Diversity

At the Student Counseling Center, we celebrate and affirm the differences among people from all walks of life. We embrace a definition of diversity that includes ethnic/racial identity, sexual orientation, age, sex, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, gender identity, nationality, body shape/size and differences in physical ability. Our commitment to serve students and the campus community is built on the framework of our values as a multicultural agency that affirms the uniqueness and potential of individuals and that strives towards promoting social justice for all persons.

Student Counseling Center Staff provide services in accordance with the following Ethics Codes:

Local Mental Health Authority:

StarCare of Lubbock
904 Ave. O
PO Box 2828
Lubbock, TX 79408-2828
Crisis Line: (806)740-1414

Resources for living in a traumatic world
The world today can feel complex, overwhelming, and even scary. It can be disheartening to turn on the TV or check your news feed and find yet another instance of violence or hatred. Often this violence is fueled by oppression and discrimination, and reading about or viewing this violence in the media can be especially traumatizing for those of us who do not identify with visible majorities in this country. At the Student Counseling Center we seek to raise our voices in speaking out against the violence, prejudice, and discrimination that we see in our society today. We also acknowledge that discrimination and prejudice do not always take the forms of overt violence, and we recognize that having to cope with more subtle microaggressions is a painful reality for too many in our diverse community. We seek to be seen as a safe place within the Texas Tech campus for anyone who feels marginalized or oppressed. Listed below are some resources that can be helpful in creating understanding, promoting healing, and fostering inclusivity. 

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